Children will identify and show appreciation for workers in their community.
Social Studies Focus:
key details, vocabulary, main idea and details, writing
Page 4 Skill:
community, mail carriers, health-care workers, sanitation workers, grocers, supplies
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.4, RI.2.10, L.2.1, SL.2.3
Provide students with some background on jobs and workers.
Build background knowledge (10 min.)
Watch our video “That’s My Job!” After children have finished watching the video, discuss the following questions:
Preview vocabulary (3 min.)
Next, play the online vocabulary slideshow. This issue’s featured words are community, mail carriers, healthcare workers, sanitation workers, grocers, and supplies.
Set a purpose for reading (5 min.)
Read together (20 min.)
Pass out the Read and Think printable. Use it to check comprehension as you read the issue together, pausing to ask the questions.
You can use our printable worksheets to focus on important social-emotional and ELA skills. Here’s how.
Exit Ticket: Show What You Learned (5 min.)
ELA Focus: Vocabulary (15 min.)
Editor’s Pick: Thank-You Letters (15 min.)
ELA Focus: Main Idea (20 min.)
Here are two past issues you can use to extend your lesson on community workers: