Read Kansas! Primary - P-7 Kansas Prairie Homes
This first grade lesson shows the connection between settlers in Kansas and the environment. Students will learn how settlers adapted to living in Kansas by learning about the houses they built. In reading the text as a class, the students will practice choral reading. This lesson is recommended as an extension of the American Indians Homes in Kansas Read Kansas! lesson (P-6). This lesson can be completed in six class periods or can be combined and completed in fewer days.
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First Grade Kansas History Standards:
- Benchmark 2, Indicator 5: The student identifies types of shelter used by early Kansas families (e.g., dugouts, sod houses, log cabins, frame houses).
First Grade Geography Standards:
- Benchmark 5, Indicator 2: The student describes how the physical environment impacts humans (e.g., choices of clothing, housing, crops, recreation).
First Grade Reading Standards:
- Benchmark 2, Indicator 4: The student uses knowledge of sentence structure to read fluently at instructional or independent reading levels.
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (Common Core ELA):
- RI 1.10: The student, with prompting and support, will read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.