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This unit plan – Bringing Vocabulary to Life: Using Our Words to Help Homeless Children engages students in explicit and systematic vocabulary instruction which strengthens their abilities to construct meaning of robust vocabulary. Throughout the unit plan, students embody the meanings of the words concerned, support, and compassionate by completing a service learning project. The core of the unit plan involves students learning about homelessness, and working on initiatives which both support homeless children, and help students master English Language Arts (ELA), mathematics and social studies standards. The unit is taught over a series of about five sessions. While the materials for this unit focus specifically on homelessness in Savannah, this unit can be adapted to address homelessness in your own town, city, county or state.

Bringing Vocabulary To Life: Using Our Words to Help Homeless Children

Bringing Vocabulary To Life: Using Our Words to Help Homeless Children

This unit plan – Bringing Vocabulary to Life: Using Our Words to Help Homeless Children engages students in explicit and systematic vocabulary instruction which strengthens their abilities to construct meaning of robust vocabulary. Throughout the unit plan, students embody the meanings of the words concerned, support, and compassionate by completing a service learning project. The core of the unit plan involves students learning about homelessness, and working on initiatives which both support homeless children, and help students master English Language Arts (ELA), mathematics and social studies standards. The unit is taught over a series of about five sessions. While the materials for this unit focus specifically on homelessness in Savannah, this unit can be adapted to address homelessness in your own town, city, county or state.

English Arts

ELAGSE1L6

Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts. Include frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships (e.g., I named my hamster Nibblet because she nibbles too much because she likes that).

ELAGSE1RF2

Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).

ELAGSE1RF3

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

ELAGSE1W5

With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.

ELAGSE1W6

With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of tools to produce and publish writing, including digital tools and collaboration with peers.

ELAGSE1W7

Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., exploring a number of "how-to" books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).

ELAGSE1W8

With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

ELAGSE1L1

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

ELAGSE1L2

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Mathematics

MGSE1.MD.2

Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units, by laying multiple copies of a shorter object (the length unit) end to end; understand that the length measurement of an object is the number of same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps. (Iteration)

MGSE1.MD.4

Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another.

MGSE1.NBT.1

Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.

MGSE1.NBT.2

Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones. Understand the following as special cases:

Social Studies

SS1E1

Identify goods that people make and services that people provide for each other.

  • About the Teacher

    Bynikini Frazier

    Sarah Mills Hodge Elementary School
    Savannah Chatham County Public Schools

    Ms. Frazier is currently a 1st grade teacher at Sarah Mills Hodge Elementary School. She is the 2015 Savannah Chatham County Public Schools District Teacher of the Year. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Georgia and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Armstrong Atlantic State University. Her best piece of advice is to embrace your significance as a teacher, transcend teaching expectations, and teach with such a passion that your students accomplish the impossible and exceed their established goals.

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