At-Home Learning Lesson Plans and Activities! Each lesson has differentiated reading responses to fit the needs of Kindergarten- 2nd grade. This Black History unit focuses on a study of George Washington Carver, Frederick Douglass, and Rosa Parks. During the unit, we will also focus on Nonfiction Text Features.
This unit includes a 5-day lesson plan for EACH book (15 days of lessons) that will guide you through the process of using Read Alouds to teach the comprehension standards for reading and vocabulary.
Students will not only learn about using informational text structures in comprehending nonfiction books, they will also dive into creating their own text features as they write informational texts.
BOOKS and RESOURCES NEEDED FOR THIS UNIT:
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This resource is for the books written by National Geographic. They provide a 2 week-long set of ENGAGING lessons in the areas of:
Great for Distance Learning, Google Apps, Seesaw Activities, Seesaw Kindergarten, Seesaw first-grade, Seesaw 2nd grade
The best part of this unit? These Seesaw activities have been already loaded for you. All you need is a Seesaw account and the links that are provided in this file. WOOT!
Seesaw offers excellent training and quick start guides for you and students
Q: Will there be a bundle of these distance learning digital lessons?
A: No, we are not planning on a bundle of these at this time. It is difficult to judge how long these will be of need.
Q: Which distance learning books will be included each month?
A: We are taking polls in our Facebook group to determine which books we will include for the next month. If you want to be part of the monthly poll, click HERE to join the group.
Q: I already have the print version of the Engaging Readers that I got from Deanna Jump. Will these distance learning lesson plans be added to that bundle?
A: I am sorry, these are not going to be added to the bundle. However, you are more than welcome to send the response pages from the print version home to students/families or convert them to digital version. A digital version was specifically requested in our Facebook Group and we agreed to create a version.
Q: Can I see a step by step process on how to load the digtial files to Seesaw?
A: Yes, view the video for a step by step guide
Q: How does this connect to Seesaw?
A: Inside the download, you will find a file called READ ME FIRST. The links for each activity for the week. You simply click on the link (inside of the PDF) and it will ask if you want to add it to your Seesaw library. How EASY IS THAT!?
Q: Will this distance learning files also work in Google Classrooms?
A: We have added a PowerPoint version and the moveable parts/backdrop screen have all been saved as individual files. You can upload them to your Google Classroom account.
Q: Do you need my Seesaw login information?
A: No, inside of the document, there are links. As you click on the links, the lesson will be added to YOUR set Seesaw activities. It does not matter if your TpT email is different from your Seesaw email.
Q: Can I share these distance learning files with my parents?
A: These files are meant to be shared. They may not be placed on a school-wide server that is not password protected.
Q: Can I share these digtial files with my team?
A. This purchase is for a single classroom use only. You may purchase an additional license if you wish to share the files with another teacher.
Q: Will my parents need a different login to use these activities.
A: No, these activities will be added to your library and you can assign them as usual.
Q: Can I edit the audio of the premade Seesaw activities.
A: This file includes the images so you can certainly make your own directions to the tasks.
Q: I’m having trouble loading the activities into my Seesaw account.
A: Please know that Seesaw is a bit busy right now. A trick is to log out of your account then click the link in the PDF again. That seems to work perfectly. You may need to repeat these steps of logging out and then clicking the links. We hope that with time Seesaw’s site will be less overwhelmed.
Q: Will these work on Google Classroom, One Drive, Canva, Class Dojo?
A: As I am not fully versed on those platforms, I will say this. You will be given a PowerPoint version of the file. Additionally, you can assign Seesaw tasks in these platforms using the student link. Here is a video that will walk you through the process: LINKING SEESAW INSIDE OF OTHER PLATFORMS
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