Current units of study – Literacy

The Meanies

Enduring Understandings

  • Students will understand the difference between acceptable and unacceptable behavior.
  • Students will understand that parts of a book have different names and purposes.
  • Students will understand basic concepts of print.

Essential Questions

  • What kind of person do you want to be?
  • How does a good person act?
  • What behaviors are expected of me in school?
  • How can I learn more about a story by looking at different parts of the book?


  • Students will know the difference between an author and an illustrator.
  • Students will know what a rule is.
  • Students will know the various parts of a book.
  • Students will know what constitutes good behavior in the classroom/school.


  • Students will name and identify the parts of a book.
  • Students will be able to retell books we’ve read as a class.
  • Students will be able to make predictions with assistance.
  • Students will be able to explain why we follow rules.

Books we will read:

  • The Meanies
  • The Meanies Trick
  • Little Meanie’s Lunch
  • The Meanie’s Party

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