Lessons & Units
Lesson 1
Explain the beginnings and endings that are characteristics of Fairy Tales
Identify “Once Upon a Time” and “Happy Endings” in a Fairy Tale
  • The Frog Prince
Lesson 2
Explain that Fairy Tales have good and evil characters
Identify good and evil characters in a Fairy Tale
  • Snow White
Lesson 3
Explain that Fairy Tales have fantasy details
Identify fantasy details in a Fairy Tale
  • Little Red Riding Hood
Lesson 1
Identify facts learned from an informational book
Explain that informational books teach you information
  • Giant Pandas
Lesson 2
Identify facts learned from a photograph or picture
Explain that photographs or pictures teach you information
  • All About Cats and Kittens
Lesson 3
Identify facts learned from a labeled diagram
Explain that labeled diagrams teach you information
  • Bats
Lesson 1
Explain that nursery rhymes have rhyming words
Identify rhyming words in a nursery rhyme
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Three Blind Mice
Lesson 2
Explain that nursery rhymes have characters
Identify the characters in a nursery rhyme
  • Three Blind Mice
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Little Miss Muffet
Lesson 3
Explain that nursery rhymes tell a story
Retell the story in a nursery rhyme in their own words
  • Jack and Jill
  • Little Miss Muffet
  • Three Blind Mice
Lesson 1
Explain that procedural texts have steps that tell you how to do something
Identify a step in a procedural text
  • Let's Make Pizza
  • The Pumpkin Book
Lesson 2
Explain that procedural texts have steps that are in order
Put steps in a procedural text in order
  • The Popcorn Book
  • Let's Make Pizza
Lesson 3
Identify sequence clue words in a procedural text
Use sequence clue words to identify where the step belongs in a procedural text
  • Let's Make a Cake
  • Let's Make Tacos
Lesson 1
Explain that tall tales are stories about a hero
Identify a characteristic or action that makes a character a hero
  • Paul Bunyan
Lesson 2
Explain that tall tales are stories with funny solutions to a problem
Identify a funny solution to a problem and explain why it is funny
  • Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett
Lesson 3
Identify examples of exaggeration in a tall tale
Explain that exaggeration is a characteristic of tall tales
  • Pecos Bill
Lesson 1
Explain that biographies are stories that give information about real people
Identify information about real people in a biography
  • The Story of Ruby Bridges
Lesson 2
Explain that biographies are stories about important real people
Explain why a person in a biography is famous or important
  • A Picture Book of George Washington
Lesson 3
Explain that a biography tells a story
Describe the story of a person’s life from a biography
  • A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart
Lesson 1
Explain that a biography takes place during a real historical time period
Describe the historical time period of a biography
  • Let's Read About…Rosa Parks
Lesson 2
Explain that a biography tells about a person’s life in chronological order
Put events from a biography in chronological order
  • Let's Read About…Rosa Parks
  • A Picture Book of Sacagawea
Lesson 3
Explain that biographies are written about people who have made a significant contribution to society
Identify and describe the significant contribution(s) made by a subject of a biography
  • A Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin
Lesson 1
Explain that fairy tales are focused around a problem that needs to be solved
Identify a problem that needs to be solved in a fairy tale
  • Rumpelstiltskin
Lesson 2
Explain that fairy tales often have objects, characters, and events that come in groups of three
Identify objects, characters, and events that come in groups of three in fairy tales
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Lesson 3
Explain that fairy tales show a character’s values
Identify the values in a fairy tale
  • The Three Little Pigs
Lesson 1
Explain that informational texts include headings that give the topic of a section or chapter
Use a heading to make predictions about what a page or section is going to teach you
  • A First Look at Animals: On the Farm
Lesson 2
Explain that informational texts often include a table of contents or index to find information about a topic
Use a table of contents or index to find information about a topic
  • I Wonder Why Spiders Spin Webs and Other Questions About Creepy Crawlies
  • A First Look at Animals: On the Farm
Lesson 3
Explain that informational texts have diagrams that provide information
Identify facts learned from a labeled diagram
  • Stargazers
Lesson 1
Explain that legends are stories that have been orally passed down through the years
Orally retell a legend
  • The Legend of the Bluebonnet
Lesson 2
Explain that legends come from a specific culture
Identify details in a legend that come from a specific culture
  • The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush
  • The Legend of the Bluebonnet
Lesson 3
Explain that legends have magical and mystical details
Identify the magical and mystical details in a legend
  • The Legend of Old Befana
Lesson 1
Explain that myths include aspects of nature
Identify aspects of nature in a myth
  • The Golden Flower
  • Little Bear, You're a Star!
Lesson 2
Explain that myths are fictional stories that explain something
Identify what a myth is explaining
  • The Golden Flower
Lesson 3
Identify gods and goddesses in a myth
Explain that myths often have ancient gods and goddesses as characters
  • Pandora's Box
  • Little Bear, You're a Star!
Lesson 1
Explain that poems look different than other kinds of text
Describe the way a poem looks
  • Insectlopedia
Lesson 2
Explain that poems have rhyme
Identify the rhyme of a poem
  • In the Swim
Lesson 3
Explain that poems have rhythm
Identify the rhythm of a poem
  • In the Swim