# How Much Does It Weigh by chenboying

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Written by Katie Sharp
Some things are heavy, and some are light. Let’s see how Kim and Henri use a scale to
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learn how much things weigh.
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15: Does this word look like another word                                        Comprehension Strategy
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1                                    you know?                                                                      • Classifies and categorizes information
16: Are you using the punctuation as you read?
2
17: When you come to a word you don’t know,                                      Literacy Skills
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you can: break it into smaller parts; look for a                               • Recognizes and uses contents page
4
smaller part you know; cover up the part you                                   • Understands explanation
5
know and sound out the rest; then check to see if
the word makes sense.                                                            Phonics in Context
Topic:
Weight                                                                                                               • Long a: a-C-e

Setting the Scene

Introduce Math Content                                                                                       Use Language
• Explain that we use a scale to find out how much                                                           • After weighing objects, ask Which item is the heaviest?
something weighs. Say When something weighs a lot, we                                                        Which is the lightest?
say it is heavy. Heavy things are hard to pick up. When                                                    • Then talk about the weight of other things in the room.
something doesn’t weigh a lot, we say it is light. Light                                                     What things in the classroom do you think are heavy?
things are easy to pick up.                                                                                  What things are light? Is a sheet of paper heavy? Is a
• Tell children that there are different kinds of scales. Ask                                                  box of paper light?
children if they have ever used a scale or been weighed.
The scales we use tell us how many pounds or kilograms                                                      Options for STAGES
we weigh.                                                                                                        Have these children point            These children should
• Show children a two-pan balance scale or a picture of                                                        to objects that they think are    use complete sentences to
one. Explain that when the same amount of weight is in                                                       heavy or light and respond        identify items. Challenge
both pans, the arm across the top is straight.                                                               with simple phrases, such as      them to describe one light
desk heavy.                       and one heavy item in a sen-
tence, such as The desk is
Learn by Doing                                                                                                                                   heavy, but the paper is light.
• Bring in a small scale of any kind and a variety of small
objects.
• Have children weigh the objects. Help them determine
the weights.                                                                                                 Real-World Touch
• List each object and its weight on a board or easel pad.
Real-world props are helpful to young language learners. If
1.1H infer meaning by associating utterances with actions, visuals, and context                    possible, bring in several kinds of scales for children to see.
1.24F make connections across content areas and use language and concepts in different ways

On Our Way to English Grade 1                                                                How Much Does it Weigh?                                                  9992788372
Oral Language Development                                          Invite children to look
Location up/down at page 6. Encourage them to ask a
Conjunction and
question about the diagram pictures on
• Have children look at the of the scale. pages 10 and 11 as
• Read aloud the last sentence on page 2. Say This sen-              READING STRATEGY REVIEW on page 10. Say Point
you read aloud the first sentence
tence tells us two things. It tells us that a feather weighs          Reading that is up. Now point use strategies is down.
• to the pan Strategy 14 Did youto the pan thatyou
a little. It also tells us that an elephant weighs a lot.             already learned to help the words up and
• Tell children that we useyou as you read? down to tell
• Point to the word and. The word and helps us combine               • where things are.
two ideas into one sentence. Read the sentence again,                 know and down figure out the words?
• Use upto help you to describe new location of things in
emphasizing and.                                                      Reading Strategy 16 Did you remember to pause is
• the classroom, such as I’m looking at something that at
• Have children follow along as you read aloud the second               commas and on at wall. Have question marks?
round and upstopthe periods andchildren try to identify
sentence on page 6. Put your finger on the word and.               • the item. Strategy 17 Did you break a word into parts
What is the first idea that the sentence tells us?                    to try to figure it out?
(The scale holds two pans.) What is the second idea?
Options for STAGES
(There’s a long arm between the pans.)                               Literacy Skills
Have these children use           These children can use
• Continue the procedure with the first sentence on page 10.          phrases to identify the items, complete sentences to offer
Recognizes and uses contents page Ask children
How canclock up the page in the bookothers to Kim and
such as you find               clues for where figure out
Location up/down
Henri weigh the toy car? Do you need to look through
• Have children look at the pictures on pages 10 and 11 as           the whole book, or can you use the contents page? Yes,
you read aloud the first sentence on page 10. Say Point            you can use the contents page. Have children turn to the
to the pan that is up. Now point to the pan that is down.          contents page. Ask How do we find information we want?
• Tell children that we use the words up and down to tell            Yes, we read the topics until we find the one we want.
where things are.                                                  On which page does Weighing a Toy Car begin? (page 14)
• Use up and down to describe the location of things in
the classroom, such as I’m looking at something that is                  1 5I recognize that explanation Tell
Understandsdifferent parts of a book offer information children that the
round and up on the wall. Have children try to identify            book explains how to use a scale to find out how much
the item.                                                          something weighs. Read page 14 with children. Help them
understand that the book tells us how to put bears into the
Options for STAGES                                                  pan, so we can see how many it takes to equal the weight
of the toy car. Invite children to use their own words to tell
Have these children use             These children can use
phrases to identify the items,   complete sentences to offer       how to weigh the car. Allow them to use the pictures in the
such as clock up.                clues for others to figure out.   book as a reference.
Encourage children to tell how this book is different from a
story. Explain that How Much Does It Weigh? is nonfiction
and a story is fiction.
Comprehension Strategy
Classifies and categorizes information Direct chil-                    Phonics in Context
dren to look at the pictures on pages 4–5 and ask what the
Long a: a-C-e You may need to review vowels before
items on these pages have in common. Elicit that they are all
scales, or they all weigh things. Tell children that people          beginning. On page 4, read aloud the second sentence as
often group (or classify) things that are alike in some way.         children follow along. Point out the word scale and write it
Explain that grouping items into categories helps us under-          on a board or easel pad. Guide children in identifying the
stand how they are alike. Provide children with items from           long a vowel sound. Explain that when a consonant comes
the classroom for them to classify into categories such as           between the vowel and the final e, the vowel usually has a
things that are heavy and things that are light.                     long vowel sound. Have children find two words on page 12
that have the a-C-e pattern. (places, same)
Options for STAGES
Use gestures to help             Have these children
these children sort items into   classify objects as light or
piles of heavy and light         heavy and name them.
objects.

On Our Way to English Grade 1                        How Much Does it Weigh?                                                     9992788372
How Much Does It Weigh?           How Much Does It Weigh?
On Our Way to English Grade 1     On Our Way to English Grade 1
F/P: H                            F/P: H
DRA: 14                           DRA: 14

9992788372                        9992788372

How Much Does It Weigh?           How Much Does It Weigh?
On Our Way to English Grade 1     On Our Way to English Grade 1
F/P: H                            F/P: H
DRA: 14                           DRA: 14

9992788372                        9992788372

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