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Unit 2, Lesson 3: Grandma's Album (pp. 36-39)
The Big Idea
Framework Concepts: Families and Change Children read about how a grandmother in a family grew and changed.
- Have children name different events that their families often take pictures of. List them on the board. Events might include births, birthdays, the first day of school each year, holidays, and weddings. Then discuss whether these events can be put in any kind of order to tell the story of how one family member grows and changes. If possible, from the list children generated, put several events in chronological order, and discuss the order with children.
Check for Understanding
- Have children write or dictate sentences telling why they think the grandmother wanted to share her family album with Emily. They may also want to include whether Emily enjoyed seeing the album and why.
- Have children draw a picture of all of the people the grandmother mentions in her family. They should start with her mother, father, and brother, and then add the grandmother's own children. Encourage children to label their pictures.
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