Lessons & Units

Setting 1st Grade Unit

Lessons

Lesson 1 Identifying Setting Using Evidence from the Text Identify and describe the setting of a story using evidence from pictures, text, and clue words.
Lesson 2 Identifying When Using Evidence from the Text Identify and describe when a story takes place using evidence from pictures, text, and clue words.

Unit Extension Ideas

  • Students can use pictures, text, and clue words to determine if the settings from books are real or make-believe. Students can chart their information in a graphic organizer or you can work with them to create a class chart. (See Additional Activity A in Teacher and Student Materials below)
  • Copy pictures from books read aloud in class.  Have students identify the setting and match the pictures with the appropriate story.
  • Have students independently identify where and when a story takes place by putting sticky notes over the clues in the story and/or pictures.
  • Have students watch a part of a movie and use pictures, text, and clue words to determine the setting. Students can record their findings on the Independent Practice Worksheet for Lesson 1.
  • Have students use clue words to describe settings from familiar stories.
  • Show students pictures of familiar settings and discuss what activities could take place there (Beach: building a sand castle, swimming, sun bathing).
  • Have students complete the “Describe the Setting” graphic organizer about a story read in class or for homework. (See Additional Activity B in Teacher and Student Materials below.)
  • Write clue words on sentence strips to describe the settings of several familiar books from read aloud sessions. Have students read the clue words and match them to the correct story.
  • Provide students with photographs or clue words of a place and have students write or tell a story that takes place in that setting.
  • Make a class setting big book. Students can illustrate and describe the various settings they have learned or read about.
  • Copy pages from a book of your choice, but cover up the text. Have students write sentences to describe the setting based on the pictures.
  • Students can create a shoebox diorama depicting the setting of a book from a read aloud session or a place they may have visited. Then have students describe the setting and the evidence they used in their diorama to depict the characteristics of the setting.

More Books for Teaching Setting

Pinkie Leaves Home
Owl at Home
Oliver Pig at School
Henry and Mudge and the Forever Sea
In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories
In the Small, Small Pond

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