Tame or Wild?


Authors:

Tina Serdjenian
Multiage
George J. Mitchell School
Waterville, ME 04901
Tel. (207) 873-0695
Email: tserdjenian@fc.wtvl.k12.me.us
Elaine Breton
Grade Two
George J. Mitchell School
Waterville, ME 04901
Tel. (207) 873-0695
Email: ebreton@fc.wtvl.k12.me.us

 

Grade Level: One

Group Setting: Small or Whole Group Instruction

Time Requirement: two 30 minute sessions

Curriculum Area: Science
Topic:
Animals

Maine Learning Results Performance Indicators:

B5: Describe a familiar local environment
K2: Distinguish between important and unimportant information

Waterville Curriculum Document Indicators:

Distinguish between important and unimportant information when classifying tame animals as farm or pet (Scientific Reasoning, 2a)
Describe a familiar local environment (Ecology, 5a)
(farm, wild/woods, domestic/home)

Task Description:

Various ARC resources will provide students with information about animals that live in a variety of settings (farm, wild, domestic). Students will use important information gained in order to sort animal cards into groups labeled "wild" and "tame". Using the tame animal cards, students will further classify into the categories of "farm" or "pet". Then, using a wild, farm, or pet animal card, students will describe the environment in which that animal usually lives.

Student Products/Performances:

Picture Sort
Students will give verbal explanations of the reasoning used during the sorting activity
Viewing/Interacting with selected ARC materials

 

Teaching Materials/ARC Resources:

These are suggested ARC titles for your work with this lesson plan.

Code Number Material Title
FSC591-16 Animals Around You
SP595.7-9 Common Insects

 

Made Possible by:


The Colby Partnership for Science Education
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The Bell Atlantic Foundation