Differentiated Curriculum Kit
Patterns (Grade 1)
Patterns help organize our lives. Students participating in the Patterns Differentiated Curriculum Kit will experience activities that will help organize their thought processes throughout life. Students will become pattern detectives, pattern creators, and pattern solvers in this three-part series.
The books in the Differentiated Curriculum Kits employ a differentiated, integrated curriculum based on broad themes. This all-in-one curriculum helps teachers save planning time, ensure compliance with national standards, and most importantly, pique their students' natural excitement and interest in discovery. By participating in the wide variety of activities in the Differentiated Curriculum Kit for Grade 1, students will discover the patterns around them and gain a lifelong desire to learn.
In the Patterns Differentiated Curriculum Kit for Grade 1, students will discover patterns in literature, arts, and science. Their investigations will focus on discoveries of the human body, cycles, graphs, economics, biographies, and citizenship.
In Patterns Book 1: Literature, Arts, and Science, students will explore poetry, music, and games from the perspective of a pattern detective. In Patterns Book 2: Body, Cycles, and Graphs, students will discover that patterns exist everywhere they look. They will be able to recognize patterns in the body, in cycles, and in graphs. In Patterns Book 3: Economics, Biographies, and Citizenship, students will use keys to unlock patterns. They will be exposed to basic lessons on economics, and will examine their personal goals and citizenship.
Each book contains detailed lesson plans, reproducible activity sheets, and assessment tools.
Brenda McGee is an experienced, award-winning teacher and published writer. She has taught in public and private schools in kindergarten through eighth grade. She was the cofounder of former publishing house, McGee-Keiser Academic Enrichment Programs, based in Plano, TX. She is the author of several previous books, two of which have won awards for outstanding curricula for gifted and talented students from the National Association for Gifted Children.
Debbie Keiser is author or coauthor of more than two dozen books, including Solving the Research Puzzle, Earth Central, Ph.D.: Doctor of Sciences, and several titles in the popular Differentiated Curriculum series. She was the cofounder of former publishing house, McGee-Keiser Academic Enrichment Programs, based in Plano, TX.