Índice de Unidades de los Curriculares

Unidad Nombre Resumen
1.1 My Emotions In this unit, the student listens to and discusses books about feelings and opposites to develop reading skills and habits, such as identifying main ideas and supporting details. He/She expands his/her academic and content-specific vocabulary, in order to retell stories, describe story characters, and talk about him/herself and his/her experiences using emotion words and opposites.
1.2 Our Diverse Community In this unit, the student interviews his/her family members in order to find out about his/her personal history, including his/her heritage, ancestry, ethnicity, etc. The student reads fictional and informational texts on topics of race, heritage, and family background, describes in writing and orally where his/her family is from, and expresses pride in his/her heritage. He/She compares and contrasts his/her story with classmates in order to build community in the classroom, and presents this information in a variety of written and visual forms.
1.3 Working it Out During this unit, the student reads and discusses books on friendship in order to use basic vocabulary and language patterns to describe family members and peer relationships. He/she is able to identify main characters in stories and compare and contrast their similarities and differences.
1.4 How Can I Help? In this unit, the student creates stories with a beginning, middle, and end and describes ways to help the community in order to create stories and write letters to local representatives.
1.5 Let’s Celebrate In this unit, the student compares and contrasts different holidays, music, and art in Puerto Rico in order to discover what makes Puerto Rico unique.
1.6 Folktales In this unit, the student hears and reads folktales from Puerto Rico and countries around the world in order to compare character traits and to learn lessons on cultural values from Puerto Rico and other countries in the world.
1.7 Habitats In this unit, the student develops the vocabulary to read and write about the habitats of animals that live in ecosystems in Puerto Rico and what they need to survive. In addition, the student discusses and comes up with ways that he/she can help the animals and ecosystems in Puerto Rico.
1.8 How We Change In this unit, the student studies non-fiction texts in order to learn about the life cycles of frogs and connect this with how humans grow and change from children to adults. The student also reads biographies in order to describe what he/she needs to do to achieve his/her goals.