Just the Facts: A Social Studies Lesson

Grade K / Social Studies / ELL
CCSS: ELA.SL.K.1a ELA.SL.K.6

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

SL

Speaking and Listening Standards K-5

K

Kindergarten

1a

Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

a. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).

b. Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

SL

Speaking and Listening Standards K-€“5

K

Kindergarten

6

Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)

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Objective

Create and present posters about American symbols

Length

10 min

Questions to Consider

  • How does Ms. Iwaszewicz strategically use partners and groups during the lesson?
  • How did Ms. Iwaszewicz's previous lesson prepare her students for this activity?
  • What strategies does Ms. Iwaszewicz use to ensure equitable participation?
  • What will she do differently next time?

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Read the blog Five Essential Practices for Teaching English Language Learners.

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  • Just the Facts: A Social Studies Lesson Transcript

  • Lesson Plan: Social Studies Integrated Lesson.PDF

  • Presentation: Symbols of Our Country.PDF

  • Five Essential Practices for ELD.PDF

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) Just the Facts: A Social Studies Lesson

Grade K / Social Studies / Ell

Just the Facts: A Social Studies Lesson