It all starts with a question and a choice, how do we learn about the past? The first-grade students have begun their unit Where we are in place and time, and the central idea is how history allows us to understand change and development. Last week we read a book that revolved around the concept of change, but this week posed a bigger challenge. The students had to choose what book to read and then understand the information. In other words, it was time to read and understand Non-Fiction books, or informational texts. They started out having to choose between two books, "The Fossil Girl. Mary Anning's Dinosaur Discovery", by Catherine Brighton, and "Fossils tell of Long Ago", by Aliki. Both books presented information on how fossils help us learn about prehistoric time and make conclusions. Upon reading the students observed that, the first book was labeled as, Fiction, when in fact it presented information that was more in the line of Non-Fiction. They also made connections between what they had discussed in the unit, with the homeroom teachers, as well as with previous knowledge. It became clear that they had more and more questions in regards to fossils and dinosaurs. With this in mind, they were given time to explore non-fiction material about dinosaurs and even more, questions popped out. It seems that there was a never-ending list of questions that will continue to motivate them to learn and discuss information. Let's see how this unit evolves! Don't miss it!
Este blog abarcará actividades desde 1er grado de primaria hasta 5to grado. Lo invitamos a disfrutar de la información, fotos e ideas para seguir motivando la indagación y la lectura con los alumnos.