ELL Literacy with NASA: Life on Mars?
Grade Level: First Grade
Objectives: 1. Students will record data with drawings and phrases. 2. Students
will respond to questions.
CDE Language Arts: 2.0 Reading Comprehension: Comprehension and Analysis of
Grade-Level-Appropriate Text?: 2.2 Respond to who, what, when, where, and how
questions.?2.3 Follow one-step written instructions.?2.4 Use context to resolve
ambiguities about word and sentence meanings.?2.5 Confirm predictions about what
will happen next in a text by identifying key words.?2.7 Retell the central
ideas of simple expository or narrative passages.
CDE Science: Investigation and Experimentation. 4a: Draw pictures that portray
some features of the thing being described. 4b: Record observations and data
with pictures, numbers, or written statements.
CDE-ELL Literacy Component: Listening and Speaking (Beginner): Answer simple
questions with one to two word responses. Respond to simple directions and
questions using physical actions and other means of non-verbal communication
matching objects, pointing to an answer, drawing pictures). Begin to speak with
a few words or sentences, using a few standard English grammatical forms and
sounds (e.g., single words or phrases). Ask and answer questions using phrases
or simple sentences.
BTSA Component: Use for Standard 19 compliance.
Critical Tasks: (in any order) 1. Students should create visual images in order
to support their understanding. 2. Allow for one-on-one instruction as well as
group collaboration. 3. Model good English and habits. 4. Teacher/Students
discuss life on planets. 5. Teacher must model fluent reading of the text. 6.
Practice own and student ORAL delivery of content.
Assessment: Informally through observation and formally through the rubric
building website located at http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php