Read Kansas! Primary - P-9 Learning to Ask Questions
The purpose of this first grade lesson is for students to learn how to generate questions about historical materials. Students will practice asking and writing questions about five photographs on Dwight D. Eisenhower’s life. As part of a class discussion, students will try to answer their questions using the photographs. When the answer cannot be found in the photograph, students will practice early research skills by speculating on other resources where they might find the answer. This lesson can take up to five class periods or can be adjusted to meet individual teacher’s needs.
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First Grade Kansas History Standards:
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 3: The student asks questions, shares information, and discusses ideas about the past using resources such as maps, photographs, books, and people.
First Grade Reading Standards:
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 5: The student uses picture clues, text, and prior knowledge to make inferences and draw conclusions.
First Grade Writing Standards:
- Benchmark 2, Indicator 2: The student uses details in pictures and words to develop informational writing.
- Benchmark 2, Indicator 19: The student capitalizes the beginning of a sentence using correct ending punctuation.
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (Common Core ELA):
- RI. 1.7: The student uses the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
- W.1.2: The student writes informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic and provide some sense of closure.
- L.1.2: The student demonstrates command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.