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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.
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.
Textual Analysis: Forensic Science Files: Handwriting Analysis
Learn to analyze handwriting samples in a textual analysis lesson. Middle schoolers complete a textual analysis procedure based on the text Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief. They also provide supporting evidence for their work.
Using Details from the Text
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.
Helping Students Understand Text Structures: Informational Problem/solution
What does a text say? What does it do? Good readers use these questions to help them understand the structure of a problem/solution text. Model this approach by putting a copy of the included article on an overhead (or interactive white board). After completing a think-aloud in front of the class, engage learners in a guided practice activity. For independent practice, groups identify a problem and discuss two possible solutions before drafting their own problem/solution essay.
I, the basket: Writing a first-person story as an inanimate object
Don't just teach your ELA class about point-of-view, get them writing! Read the illustrated book I, Doko: The Tale of a Basket to your class and discuss how the story is told from the first-person point of view of an inanimate object: a basket. Use the included worksheets, pictures, and research activities to get your class further exploring this style of creative writing. By the end of these four days of planned activities, your young writers will be able to tackle their own first-person narrative!
“. . . 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.”
Wetland Ecology Through Literature
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.
Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
Second graders make several inferences based on the reading of Shel Silverstein poems. They write their own poetry and complete an assessment in which they differentiate between sentences that are stated or inferred.
Drawing Conclusions From Two Poems
Ninth graders critically read the poem "Legacies" by Nikki Giovanni and discuss its parts and meanings. They repeat the procedure for "Those Winter Sundays" by Robert Hayden. They write an essay comparing and contrasting the two poems.
Draw Conclusions: Stars and Stripes
In this "draw conclusions" worksheet, students read a short selection on the American flag, then fill in a graphic organizer to help draw conclusions. Students complete another organizer for another important event in American history they know about.
In this drawing conclusions worksheet, learners read the story 'The First Game' and answer the 5 questions about drawing conclusions from the text.
Analyzing Two or More Nonfiction Texts
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.
Taking Notes Using a Graphic Organizer: Inferring About the Importance of Religion in Colonial America
Improve class understanding of colonial times by reading an informational text and filling out the accompanying graphic organizer. Class members work with a partner to read, take notes, make inferences, and synthesize information.The activity does not provide a copy of If You Lived in Colonial Times, so you will need to find the text. Since the series of lessons only uses parts of the text, you could probably buy one book and make a class set for your learners.
The Summary: A Brief Edition
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.
The Constitution: Drafting a More Perfect Union
Students explore the text of the U.S. Constitution. In this primary sources lesson plan, students visit the Library of Congress web site to analyze the documents that led to the ratification of the Constitution.
Students research separate elements of the theory of Plate Tectonics, then share that information with each other, drawing conclusions from the culminated information.
Corridos: Reflecting Social Justice
Students draw conclusions and interpret data from various sources including song lyrics, artifacts and visual images. In this history lesson students interpret data, and identify issues and problems in the past,
The Torah Tells...
Students extract and interpret information about the Torah text to draw conclusions about ancient Hebrew life. For this Torah lesson plan students research facts and complete worksheets about the Torah. Then as a class the students form a book about life among the Hebrews during the time of Moses.
Collecting, Organizing, and Analyzing Data
Fourth graders predict colors of M&Ms and collect data after opening the bag. They graph their data on a grid and draw conclusions about the color distribution and numbers of candies in bags. Theycreate a spreadsheet on the computer and enter their data.