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Review the use of the five W's to summarize and connect as young learners read. They examine the higher level vocabulary that is necessary to read the non-fiction selection associated with this lesson plan. They read the article with a partner using the "Say Something" strategy of responding orally to text.
Conduct original research with a social survey about television viewing time. Sixth graders take notes about television viewing and then come up with at least three hypotheses to test with their surveys. The plan calls for collaboration between the sixth and eighth graders; however, if this is not possible, the work could be completed by either grade. Informational text, note-taking pages, survey recording sheets, and conclusions record sheets are all included.
Reading comprehension is the name of the game! After listening to the teacher model and share personal prior knowledge about small children and what they do with food, the class discusses how they too can use prior knowledge to understand text. They read the story, I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child, and apply their personal background knowledge to draw conclusions about the story.
Visual art is the inspiration for a creative writing activity focused on having learners write from different perspectives. They analyze the image Yellow Rain Jacket, picking out details to help their storytelling. They use the details to draw conclusions about the horse and rider, then write a story from a unique perspective.
Combine a study on appropriate behavior with examining rational numbers! Individuals assess behaviors that they see and experience in the school environment. They identify, define, compare, and order behaviors that are both positive and negative, using number lines to help draw conclusions, reason, and visualize concepts.
Students complete activities to study potential maps of the Underground Railroad. In this Underground Railroad lesson, students watch a video about map collector Anne Zorela's Underground Railroad map. Students complete a graphic organizer to determine the validity of the map and outline the points of disagreement made by history detective Gwendolyn Wright. Students state why they agree or disagree with Anne's conclusion.
Students identify the qualities needed to become President of the United States. Using the internet, they discover the differences in character of past presidents and draw conclusions about their time in office. They relate a piece of artwork to a specific president's reign as well.
Ideas like this are highly effective for helping build better reading comprehension. The class listens to an excerpt from a grade-appropriate text, and they discuss what clues or words helped them visualize the scene. They then read a different excerpt and attempt to draw what they read. As pupils read, they will also list what they infer about the character, plot, and setting of the book. Tip: This activity would be a great way to introduce a class novel or a way to discuss reading strategies.
Students explore shadows. In this sun and shadow science lesson, students work in groups to set up an outdoor shadow measuring station. Students observe shadows several times a day, take digital pictures, record data, and draw conclusions about the relationship between the sun's position and movement and the resulting shadow. Students create a multi-media presentation about their experiment.