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LANGUAGE ARTS
Grade: 1

Unit: Word Families

Lesson: 1

Activity: Am Book/Craft

Duration: 40 minutes

OUTCOMES FROM ALBERTA PROGRAM OF STUDIES


General Learning Outcome 2: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to
comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts.
Specific Learning Outcome 1: Use Strategies and Cues
Use comprehension strategies

identify by sight some familiar words from favourite print texts


identify high frequency words by sight

General Learning Outcome 2: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to
comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts.
Specific Learning Outcome 2: Respond to Texts
Experience various texts
participate in shared listening, reading and viewing experiences, using oral, print and other
media texts from a variety of cultural traditions and genres, such as poems, storytelling by
elders, pattern books, audiotapes, stories and cartoons
Learning Objectives
Students will:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Participate in listening to the book Green Eggs and Ham


Brainstorm words that belong in the am word family
Create a craft incorporating the words ending in am
Recognize and identify am words on worksheet


ASSESSMENTS
Observations:

Students ability to brainstorm words

Students ability to complete craft


demonstrating knowledge

Students ability to complete worksheet

Key Questions:

What words belong in the am word family?

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demonstrating their word recognition


and knowledge
Written/Performance Assessments:
Creating a craft with green eggs and ham, coming up with four additional words in the am word family.
Completing a word worksheet, testing their recognition and knowledge.
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT

Book: Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham

Pink Construction Paper (cut into medium circles)

Green Construction Paper (cut into small circles)

White Paper

Plastic Forks

Paper Plates

Scissors

Glue

Writing Instrument, Black Marker

Flip chart and markers

Worksheet
PRE-LEARNING CONSIDERATIONS

Students previous knowledge of similar worksheets for other word families

Time of day: Second block, following first recess

Desks are arranged in foursomes


TEACHER RESOURCES

Sample (Appendix 1)

Worksheet (Appendix 2)
PROCEDURE

Introduction

Teacher

Student

(2 min):

Teacher asks students to put away their snack


in their backpack after they have had a snack

Students have returned


from recess and are

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break after recess.
Today we are going to learn about a new word
family. Words that end in a and m.
We are reading the book Green Eggs and
Ham by Dr. Seuss, then we will be creating a
craft using the words we have learned,
followed by a worksheet with more practice

finishing their snack at their


desk.
Students put away snack in
backpack and return to
desk to listen

Expectations for Learning and Behaviour:


Introduce new way to get students attention
Teacher: Ready Set!
Students: You Bet!
Or
Teacher: Ready to Rock!
Students: Ready to Roll!
Teacher/Student
Transition

Teacher

Student

Ask students to come sit on the carpet

Students find a spot on the


carpet to sit quietly and
patiently

Learning Activity #1

Teacher

Student

(10 min.):

Read Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham

Students listen attentively

Book/Brainstorm

Brainstorm on flip chart words that end in am

GLO 2/SLO 2

Brainstorm a minimum of six words

Students raise their hands


to participate in
brainstorming

(1 min.):

Assessment: Students previous knowledge of


words outside of what was read in book
Key Question: What are words in the am
word family?
Teacher/Student
Transition
(4 min.):
Rationale:

Teacher

Student

Ask students to return to their desks

Students return to their


desks

Teacher introduces craft: Plate of ham and


green eggs with am words written on it

Students pay attention to


teacher

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Teacher passes out materials for craft

Students wait patiently for


materials and for instruction

Learning Activity #2

Teacher

Student

(10 min.):

We are going to prepare our green eggs and


ham step by step as a class

Students follow steps and


prepare their crafts

Write your name on the back of plate

Start by cutting out your white eggs

Students raise their hand


for help

Glue pink circle in middle of plate and


write the word ham

Glue white eggs on plate, glue green


circles in the middle of the white eggs

Write am words in the middle of each


green egg

Glue fork on plate

Craft
GLO 2/SLO 1

Students raise their hand


when they are done to
receive the next activity

When students are finished their craft, they put


up their hand to receive the worksheet
Assessment: Students ability to come up with
am words
Accommodations: Teacher walks around class
assisting students with their crafts and answers
questions
Key Question: What are words that end in
am?
Transition

Teacher

Student

(2 min.):

Teacher hands out worksheet when students


are done their craft

Students receive worksheet


at their desk

Learning Activity #3

Teacher

Student

(10 min.):

Teacher walks around assisting students who


are still working on craft

Students work on
worksheet at their desk

Worksheet
GLO 2/SLO 1

Assessment: Students completion of


worksheet
Accommodations: Teacher walks around class

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assisting students with their crafts and answers


questions
Key Question: Can you recognize and identify
words that end in am
Closure

Teacher

Student

(1 min.):

Please put your completed worksheets and


crafts in your folder to take home to show their
parents their learning

Students wait at their desks


until their group is asked to
put their work away in their
folders to take home

Teacher decides which group puts their work


away first based on the quietest
Consolidation/Assessment of Learning:
Students completion of worksheet and craft
Transition to Next Lesson: Next week we are
learning the word families for og and ug

Extra Time Activity: Students choose a literacy centre to work on or choose a book to read quietly at
their desk

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Appendix 1

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Appendix 2