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    Locate three lesson plans to analyze for the first grade level. I have attached the 1st grade scenario. I need help setting the three lesson plans based on the scenario. I also need help with the second attachment which needs to be done after the lesson plans are located.

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    To get started addressing this posting, first locate the three lesson plans you will use. They can be modified for your special circumstances in this particular classroom, so don't worry about locating lessons that already include modifications for these circumstances. Search on Google, Yahoo, Dogpile, Alta Vista, or any other search engine you prefer, using the phrase "lesson plans for first grade." Choose several sites to look at, and pick three lesson plans to review - all from one site, or each from a different site - does not matter. BE SURE to cite your resources, and give credit for the authors and sites you use.

    When I searched, I picked out these three plans from the following web sites:

    1) Capote, L. (2006). The life cycle of the butterfly. Retrieved from http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/277.shtml

    The Life Cycle of the Butterfly
    Grade Level(s): 1-2
    By: Liz Capote, first grade teacher

    Students write a biography of a caterpillar using appropriate vocabulary and time lines.
     Chart Paper for K-W-L
     Story The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and other non-fiction titles about the topic.
     Caterpillar eggs, appropriate environment for development of caterpillars, specific food for type of caterpillar.
     Magnifying glasses and observation journals.
    1. Students dictate what they already know about caterpillars to establish prior knowledge. The information they give is charted.
    2. Students then dictate what they want to learn about caterpillars. This provides a purpose and motivation for learning. This information is also charted on the K-W-L (What I know, What I want to find out, What I learned) chart and referred to throughout the unit.
    3. Students listen to stories, fictional and non-fictional, about caterpillars and their life cycles.
    4. At the same time, ...

    Solution Summary

    Three first grade lesson plans, modified for specific classroom requirements, with examples and reflection worksheet sample