Me and My Shadow
1st Grade Oral Language Resources
Children will:• Learn about the concept of shadows.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about shadows and what makes shadows.
• Explore and apply the concept of shadows and different kinds of shadows.
Children will:• Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of shadows.
• Orally use words that describe shadows.
• Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about different kinds of shadows and what makes them.
• Use key concept words [people, shadow, light, outline, observe].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that children are going to learn about shadows:
• What makes shadows.
• How are some shadows different than others.
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask children: What do you see in this picture? (a person's shadow).
• Ask children: Can you think of a time when you saw a shadow? (answers will vary).
• Say: Shadows can be many different shapes. In this activity we're going to learn about shadows and what makes them. What does your shadow look like? (answers will vary).
Guided Practice• Guide children through the next two slides, showing them that the pictures show different example of shadows. Always have the children describe how to make different shadows.
Apply• Play the games that follow. Have them discuss with their partner the different topics that appear during the Talk About It feature.
• After the first game, ask children to talk about examples of times when they would be able to see their shadow. After the second game, have them discuss what makes shadows longer and shorter.
Close• Ask children: What does your shadow look like today?
• Say: Sometimes we have shadows and sometimes we don't. As we learn about shadows, let's think about what makes shadows look like different shapes and sizes.