Family and Friends: Challenge Activities (Theme 4)

This Family and Friends: Challenge Activities (Theme 4) unit also includes:

Family and Friends is the theme of a series of challenge activities that reinforces how to compare literature, respond to reading, and research using informational texts. Extended learning opportunities include; putting on a puppet play, drawing a family picture, designing a four seasons poster, research and write about wool making, as well as how to teach a skill and why we like friends. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Schedule time in the library, or on mobile learning devices, to search additional information about ducks and wool 
  • Invite learners to bring in, and share, a family photo album with their peers
  • Display scholars' wool reports at Back to School Night or Open House
Classroom Considerations

  • Although this unit was designed as part of the Houghton Mifflin curriculum, it can be used on its own or with another curriculum of similar topics
  • Some curriculum materials referenced are not included; modifications allow for remaining activities to be implemented 
Pros

  • The unit has a clean and clear design that is easy to follow
  • Teacher directions are written in detail
  • Additional independent work ideas are provided for early finishers
Cons

  • None