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Drawing Conclusions: Polka Town, U.S.A.
Students draw conclusions based on a video they watch about towns that thrive on Polka music. In this drawing conclusions lesson plan, students discuss the conclusions with each other based on the implied information they see in the video.
6th - 8th Language Arts 9 Views 64 Downloads
Explicit Information versus Drawing Conclusions
Fourth graders read a comprehension passage and answer short answer questions and then identify their answers as explicit information or drawing conclusions. In this comprehension lesson plan, 4th graders do this as a whole and individuals.
4th Language Arts 17 Views 53 Downloads
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.
6th Language Arts 22 Views 196 Downloads
Inferring - It's in the Text!
With their teachers guidance students will use the story "Out of the Blue" to make character inferences. They use the Inspiration program to make a bubble map that shows the words from the text that lead them to a particular inference. This is a good way to help visual learners conceptualize the inference process.
4th Language Arts 11 Views 59 Downloads
Diving into Iceland's Genetic Pool
Investigate ethical issues surrounding the Decode project in Iceland. Middle and high schoolers take the positions of the Icelandic government, scientific researchers, and citizens and defend or refute the Decode project in a Reykjavik town hall meeting.
8th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 109 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Drawing Conclusions-Miss Navajo
Students practice the higher order thinking skill of drawing conclusions. In this language lesson, students use the Miss Navajo pageant to discuss the role of language in selecting a winner. They view portions of the pageant, and try to draw conclusions about the effect of the language portion on the overall outcome of the pageant.
6th - 8th Language Arts 21 Views 16 Downloads
I Can Identify/Infer Motive
Why do people and characters act as they do? Require your class figure out the motivation of two people or characters they read about in a given text. In the short charts, pupils note down who, what they do, and why they do it. After each brief analysis, they must note down why they think that is the motive.
4th - 8th Language Arts 50 Views 32 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Drop everything and check out this amazing resource! It includes everything a teacher would need to teach a child how to summarize text and compose written summaries. It begins with goals and vocabulary and then provides page after page of research-based and evidence-based strategies that are proven to effectivly teach comprehension through summarization, sequencing, plot events, key details, and main ideas.
4th Language Arts 98 Views 86 Downloads
Active Reading with American History
Explore connections within and between informational texts with this lesson about encyclopedia articles. Middle schoolers write encyclopedia articles focusing on topics in American history. They discuss how to determine credibility online, practice fact checking, assess their own ability to read actively and skeptically, and write memos that educate others on how to do so.
5th - 12th Language Arts 34 Views 379 Downloads
Guided Reading with Elizabeti's Doll
Practice reading strategies using Elizabeti's Doll by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen. Readers utilize decoding and comprehension strategies before, during, and after reading the story. A detailed list of text features, high frequency words, possible related phonics skills, and comprehension questions are included.
K - 2nd Language Arts 45 Views 669 Downloads
The Fabric of History
African-American history is an integral part of what America is. Learners examine important events, read informational texts, and create quilts depicting specific eras in African-American history. Each image created for the quilt will be followed by a written explanation of its significance.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 18 Views 127 Downloads
Sarah Green Probate Record
The proof is in the probate record. Much can be learned about history by investigating old, primary source documents. Class members hone their detective skills by examing the 1759 probate record of Sarah Green. Who was this lady? Was she relatively wealthy?
5th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Body Mass Index (BMI)
How do you calculate your Body Mass Index, and why is this information a valuable indicator of health? Your class members will discover not only what BMI is and practice calculating it using the height and weight of six fictitious individuals, but in the process they will also learn valuable skills of interpreting information, analyzing data, and drawing conclusions based on evidence.
3rd - 8th Science 77 Views 46 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Rites of Passage
Prom, Quiceanera, Rumspringa. After reading series of texts about traditions that mark the transition into adulthood in various cultures, class members debate the question, “In the 21st century, should certain rites of passage continue to be practiced?
9th - 10th Language Arts 72 Views 68 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Exploring Contrasts in "The Lanyard" by Billy Collins
Middle schoolers analyze the speaker's ideas and tone in the Billy Collins poem "The Lanyard." After identifying how each of the five senses is addressed in the poem, they compare images to draw conclusions about the speaker and his mother.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 92 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
“. . . 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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
3rd Science 13 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students view images and draw conclusions based on what they see happening in the pictures. In this drawing conclusions lesson plan, students also write a paragraph and their classmates have to draw a conclusion based on their writing.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 21 Views 139 Downloads
Students draw conclusions from the short story Ssssssilent Hunter and listen to the clues to find out what animal is being described. In this drawing conclusions lesson plan, students explain why they think the animal is what they concluded.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 31 Views 80 Downloads CCSS: Designed