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English Language Arts 1st Grade

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Grade 1

Georgia Performance Standards Self-Guided Tour for Teachers
12 English/Language Arts Standards Met

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ELA1LSV1 The student uses oral and visual strategies to communicate. The student:

  1. Recalls information presented orally.
  2. Responds appropriately to orally presented questions.
  3. Communicates effectively when relating experiences and retelling stories read, heard, or viewed.

ELA1R1 The student demonstrates knowledge of concepts of print. The student:

  1. Identifies the beginning and end of a paragraph.
  2. Demonstrates an understanding that punctuation and capitalization are used in all written sentences.

ELA1R5 The student acquires and uses grade-level words to communicate effectively. The student:

  1. Reads and listens to a variety of texts and uses new words in oral and written language.

ELA2W1 The student demonstrates competency in the writing process. The student:

  1. Writes text of a length appropriate to address a topic and tell the story.
  2. Uses traditional organizational patterns for conveying information (e.g., chronological order, similarity
    and difference, answering questions).

Location-The Hub

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Connections

The mural in the Hub is a representation of the seven continents starting with North America on the far left. The letters and various languages move you from one continent to the other throughout the artwork.

 

Location-Milestones of Refreshment, Gallery 1
(John Pemberton Invents Coca-Cola)

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Connections

This Milestones of Refreshment gallery showcases the time in which John Pemberton invented Coca-Cola.

Location-Milestones of Refreshment, Gallery 4
(Early Bottling)

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Connections

This Milestones of Refreshment gallery showcases how bottling operations expanded throughout the United States (as shown on the bottle wall) and the world (as shown by the yellow truck from Argentina).

Location- Pop Culture, Second Floor

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Connections

This area contains a section called “My Coke Story” as well as computers for writing.

Location- Taste It, Second Floor

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Connections

This area allows students to taste products manufactured by the Coca-Cola Company around the world.


 

Grade 1

Lesson Plan
12 English/Language Arts Standards Met

Learning the Words of Coca-Cola

Pre-visit Activity

ELA1LSV1 The student uses oral and visual strategies to communicate. The student:

  1. Recalls information presented orally.
  2. Responds appropriately to orally presented questions.
  3. Communicates effectively when relating experiences and retelling stories read, heard, or viewed.

ELA1R1 The student demonstrates knowledge of concepts of print. The student:

  1. Identifies the beginning and end of a paragraph.
  2. Demonstrates an understanding that punctuation and capitalization are used in all written sentences.

ELA1R5 The student acquires and uses grade-level words to communicate effectively.

Objectives:

  1. Students will learn to read the seven continent names and will match continent names with continent shapes on a globe.
  2. Students will learn to read words that will be useful on their fieldtrip such as: Coca-Cola, bottle, and packaging.
  3. Students will read a Coca-Cola story to prepare for their field trip.

Materials

Time — 45 min.

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Procedures

  1. Discuss with students their upcoming field trip to the World of Coca-Cola. Ask what they predict they will see. What would students like to learn?
  2. Explain to students that there are a few words that they will need to learn before going on the field trip. Introduce students to each of the word cards. Match word cards for the continents to the continents found on your school globe. As a group, go over the word cards a few times until you feel most students are familiar with the words.
  3. Divide your class into groups of three. Give each group of three students a set of word cards. Ask one studentto be the “teacher” and quiz the remaining two students in their group with the word cards. Students should take turns naming the cards. If they get stuck, the other student can help name the word. Students take turns being the “teacher”.
  4. Once students have had the opportunity to practice the word cards, give them the attached story. Read the story to the students first as they read along silently on their own story sheet. Then choral read the story together as a class. Finally, divide your class into groups of two. Children will take turns reading the story to their partner.
  5. Ask students to use a red crayon to color the word at the beginning of each sentence. Ask students to color the sign (period, explanation point, etc.) that is at the end of each sentence blue.
  6. Allow students to draw their memory of a Coca-Cola bottle.

Closing

Ask students to name the continents on a globe as you point to them on the map. Tell students that the large Coca-Cola bottles they read about in their story are located in the lobby at the World of Coca-Cola. These bottles were made by many countries and sent to the World of Coca-Cola to celebrate the Olympics that were held in Atlanta in 1996. Tell students that they will be seeing a big picture called a mural at the World of Coca-Cola. This picture uses words and colors to represent the continents. Tell them to keep an eye out for this big picture in the Hub.

Assessment

  1. Listen to students as they read the story to each other.
  2. Once your students have colored the beginning and ending of each sentence, collect the stories to assess each student‘s understanding of this concept.

The World of Coca-Cola
Name________________________________________

You will soon be going to the World of Coca-Cola! You will see many things. You will see big bottles from many places. They are very big!

Do you know all of the continents? Can you name them? They are North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia. You will see a big map of the continents on the floor in one of the rooms on the field trip.

You will also learn about packaging. Packaging is what you put something in. When you buy a toy, is it packed in packaging? Coca-Cola has packaging too. It is the bottle that holds your drink!

You will get to taste drinks made by The Coca-Cola Company from all over the world, too. Yum! Everyone likes that room!

Draw a picture of a Coca-Cola bottle in the space below.

Word Cards
North
America
South
America
Asia Africa
Europe Antarctica
Australia Bottle
Coca-Cola Packaging
Continent

 


Letter to a Coke Bottle

Post-Visit Activity

ELA1LSV1 The student uses oral and visual strategies to communicate. The student:

  1. Recalls information presented orally.
  2. Responds appropriately to orally presented questions.
  3. Communicates effectively when relating experiences and retelling stories read, heard, or viewed.

ELA1R1 The student demonstrates knowledge of concepts of print. The student:

  1. Identifies the beginning and end of a paragraph.
  2. Demonstrates an understanding that punctuation and capitalization are used in all written sentences.

ELA1R5 The student acquires and uses grade-level words to communicate effectively. The student:

  1. Reads and listens to a variety of texts and uses new words in oral and written language.

ELA2W1 The student demonstrates competency in the writing process. The student:

  1. Writes text of a length appropriate to address a topic and tell the story.
  2. Uses traditional organizational patterns for conveying information (e.g., chronological order, similarity and difference, answering questions).

Materials

Time — 30 min.

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Procedure

  1. Review with students what they learned on their field trip. Include information about continents, packaging, and the letter writing area. Ask what surprised them about their field trip.
  2. Ask students to put the bottle they were given before leaving the attraction in the corner of their desk.
  3. Ask students to write a letter to their Coca-Cola bottle telling it some things they learned and saw during their field trip. Remind students that each sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a period. Ask students to end by drawing a picture of their favorite part of the field trip.

Closing Activity

Ask students to read their stories to the class.

Assessment

Use the story for assessment.