ELL Literacy with NASA: Happy Birthday Hubble!
Grade Level: First Grade
Objectives: 1. Students will record data with drawings and phrases. 2. Students
will respond to questions. 3. Students will present orally to class.
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 their own birthday memories (share orally). 5. Teacher must model fluent
reading of the text. 6. Practice own and student ORAL delivery of content. 7.
Sing happy birthday to Hubble.
Assessment: Informally through observationand formally through the rubric
building website located at http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php