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Fifth graders look at how sunscreen works and track weather and UV index. In this health lesson, the teacher demonstrates how sunscreen works, then explains the concept of solar noon and how the sun's rays can burn skin. Students choose a city to gather information and weather data about and draw conclusions from the data, then read an "interview" with the sun and complete a quiz.
“. . . one man in his time plays many parts,/His acts being seven ages.” Jaques famous speech from Act II, scene vii of As you Like It sets the stage for an examination of the roles people play. Class members not only consider the roles played and masks worn by various characters in Shakespeare’s plays, but are also encouraged to examine their own. A variety of activities are included to enable learners to make text-to-self and text-to-world connections. “And so (we) play (our) part.”
Help youngsters make connections between two different texts. They read two stories about the same character, Ira Sleeps Over and Ira Says Goodbye. They discuss how the character of Ira acts in each of the stories, how he is the same or different. Note: While the lesson is aligned to the common core it may take a little work to fit the standard exactly.
Fifth graders review and summarize the elements of fiction within and across texts. They examine how the evidence found in a text can be cited to support key information and to support conclusions made within and across texts. A very well-thought-out instructional activity.
Sixth graders review organizational elements of informational text to locate important ideas. They enhance their skills by writing a simple citation, and evaluate one another's summaries for effectiveness. Several worksheets are included to help your writers create their summary, but the Transition Words and Phrases page is especially helpful. Dozens of transition words are provided for your young learners to select and experiment with.
Explore non-fiction comprehension strategies with your class. They will visualize daily activities and label a 4 circle Venn diagram with related phrases. They must identify the overlapping sections as "main ideas," then complete a similar Venn diagram while reading Roughing it on the Oregon Trail. Additionally, they must be able to compare and contrast, draw conclusions, and determine cause and effect.
Students read the book The Whisperer and discuss the book's relationship to the story of Romeo and Juliet. In this teaching Romeo/Juliet lesson, students examine the idea of racism and prejudice as it pertains to the story. Students discuss the interpretations of the play and draw conclusions about the feud between the families in the story.
How does recognizing the author's purpose help you draw conclusions about a topic? Using two articles (both are attached), learners brainstorm why each author wrote each article. Are their purposes similar or different? Learners use a basic T-chart to collect and organize information during a class discussion.
Being a good scientist means identifying important information to support your thoughts and ideas. Learners investigate the effects of water pollution on wetland habitats by reading a series of literary and informational texts. In small groups, they read through several books, collate the information, and then present their findings through a brief oral report. A great lesson for making good readers out of your budding scientific researchers.
Students study tessellations and the work of M.C. Escher. They discuss the terminology of architecture, the historical significance of architecture in different parts of the world, and create their own piece of architecture out of cardboard boxes. Students use the video camera to save snapshots of local architecture and create a HyperStudio stack depicting images and text.
Young scholars extract and interpret information about the Torah text to draw conclusions about ancient Hebrew life. In this Torah lesson plan students research facts and complete worksheets about the Torah. Then as a class the young scholars form a book about life among the Hebrews during the time of Moses.