LESSON TWO: Community Ripple
Students identify unfamiliar words and use decoding strategies to decode new vocabulary words while reading; they use a graphic organizer to check their understanding of concepts
R1C Apply decoding strategies to independently problem solve unknown words when reading
R1E Develop vocabulary through text using context clues
R1G Develop and utilize comprehension strategies during reading
W3B Complete a graphic organizer to identify important information from text
§ Source of Literature
o Social Studies text or supplemental nonfiction work on communities with glossary
o Sticky notes
o Overhead Projector and markers
§ Handouts provided
§ Words to know
o context clues
o decoding strategies
o graphic organizer
Students decode and continue to develop new vocabulary using “Guess the Covered Word” activity relating to communities.
What are some characteristics of a rural community? Urban community? Suburban community?
Which type of community do you live in? What specific characteristics help you know this?
If you could live in a different type of community, which would you choose? Why?
Because many learners are visual learners, use pictures of different settings or objects being described. This is particularly important if the examples are things your students have not seen or have no prior knowledge of.
Asking students to mark specific items as they read is often referred as coding. Establish set marks to be used as your students read this and future texts. For example: an exclamation point may be written to mark something new or interesting. A question mark could be used to help the student remember something they have questions about. For more information refer to Strategies That Work by Stephanie Harvey.
A Community of Responsible Citizens
“People who live or work near each other need to and learn how to form a safe, peaceful community. Some people live in communities surrounded by farms and open country. Some live in tall apartment buildings in communities. Still others live near a city and commute to work. These are called . You may be a member of communities at the same time like your classroom, your school, and your neighborhood communities.
The people in a community are its .