Unit 3 Module B

Making Choices

1st grade / ELA††††

Unit 3 Module B Description:

Students will state and explain the reasons an author gives to support points in a text. Students state and support an opinion and provide a conclusion in writing. Learnersunderstand that people make decisions by considering choices.

Target Standards:

Reading Information:

RI.1.8: Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.



W.1.1: Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide a sense of closure.


Foundational Skills:

RF.1.2.a: Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.


RF.1.2.b: Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes) including consonant blends.


RF.1.2.c: Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.


RF.1.3.c: Know the final Ėe and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.


RF.1.3.g: Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.

Enduring Understandings:

  • Details in a text support the authorís main points.
  • An opinion has to be supported with one or more reasons.
  • People make decisions about how to spend what they earn.

Essential Questions:

         How do readers use the details in a text to identify the reasons that support an authorís points?

         How can writers use information to support an opinion?