Each One, Teach One

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
3
4
5
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Arts Education
Issue Area: 
Literacy
Focus Question 

What can we do to address the issues around literacy and education in our community? 

Unit Overview 

Students learn about literacy for younger learners. They analyze early childhood literature, learn skills necessary to become successful readers, and participate in a Reading Buddies partnership with a younger class. The unit culminates with learners creating their own books to be given to new parents or the library.

Service Experience 
Lesson Two: Kids Helping Kids—Plan and participate in a Reading Buddies activity with Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten or First grade as school structure allows. Lesson Three: Authors Shall We Be—Learners will write and illustrate books for very young learners to be presented to new parents or the media center for pre-school or younger learners.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Each One, Teach One
Lesson 1 of 3
Grades: 
3
4
5

To recognize the importance of engaging in activities to address literacy in their school and community as demonstrated by interpreting and analyzing their reading. They will understand the role of acting as a philanthropist in their school community.

Instructor Notes: Sensitivity to the issue of literacy is critical in this unit. Carefully guide learners to realize that they are enriching a learning experience as they progress through this unit and the Reading Buddies service activity.

Unit: 
Each One, Teach One
Lesson 3 of 3
Grades: 
3
4
5

Learners write early childhood creative books to present to new mothers or the local school library/media center to be read by very young children. They summarize their observations and feelings in their Learning Logs and reflect on the concepts of philanthropy, stewardship, advocacy, service, and volunteerism.