Unit Plan

Astronomy Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthologys

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A read-aloud anthology focuses on astronomy. Each week for three weeks, first graders are introduced to and listen to a text, answer comprehension questions, then complete extensions that include a learning activity and skills practice. Take-home materials are available.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Align the unit with a science unit that covers astronomy 
  • Create a themed focus wall that goes along with the unit's concepts
Classroom Considerations
  • Part six in an 11-uni series created by Core Knowledge for first graders
  • Requires projection to view images and ample prep time to copy the many documents needed and gather other materials
Pros
  • The unit scaffolds information from unit to unit and within the lesson; complete the unit or series in order 
  • Provides plenty of information and detail to plan and execute the unit successfully
Cons
  • None
NGSS