How Things Move
provides children with opportunities to explore how their bodies move and then to use this knowledge to investigate how objects move. Children explore how pushes and pulls affect objects and investigate the force of gravity. In addition, the children practice following the science cycle, make and test predictions, draw conclusions and discuss them with others, and become familiar with vocabulary related to movement and space. Twenty complete lesson plans integrate literacy and mathematics with the day’s science investigation, providing everything needed to meet the Common Core Standards in ELA and Math. There are also extensive suggestions for materials and activities to be included in activity centers to support the investigation of movement.
Becoming Familiar with the Structure of Literasci Lesson Plans
The following link contains an overview of the month long LiteraSci
unit How Things Move. The overview describes the topic of each
lesson, the children’s book that is used as part of the science cycle for the
lesson, and the literacy and math highlights for each week.
To view four different samples of complete one day lesson plans from our monthly units please visit Sample Daily Lesson Plans. Each day’s lesson plan is structured in the
same way, with three pages that describe how to teach the lesson.
The first page provides an overview of the lesson and a list of
open-ended questions that can be used in discussing the topic.
The second page provides suggestions for incorporating instruction in
language and literacy into the lesson.
The third page offers guidelines for using the science inquiry cycle as
a framework for investigating the topic as well as a sidebar with suggested