Making Generalizations Teacher Resources
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ELD Lesson Planner: Home Sweet Home
Three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Moving Day," "Me on the Map," and "The Kite") guide this lesson, which addresses comparing and contrasting details, making generalizations and inferences, and cause and effect. Pupils answer questions about maps, weather, and details about shells.
Early Explorers WebQuest
Students use the Canadian Atlas online to gather information on the early explorers and settlers of Canada. Individually, they complete a WebQuest to extract information from maps to make generalizations about early settlement patterns. They also describe how the physical geography of Canada influenced where populations settled.
Making a Constitutional Government
Fourth graders examine the main ideas expressed in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. They consider the relationship between the two documents and how different functions of government are interdependent.
In this making generalizations worksheet, students read a short story, "Bake Sale", and answer questions about it. Students choose 5 multiple choice answers.
ELD Lesson Plan: Family Time
Weathering both family dynamics and sudden storms are the main topics of these three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Brothers and Sisters," "Jalapeno Bagels," "Carousel," and "Thunder Cake"). Practice generalizing and sequencing events as you read about siblings, baking, and thunder. The lesson is differentiated for Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced learners, and includes vocabulary and sentence frames for each skill level.
ELD Lesson Planner: Growing Up
Three coming-of-age Houghton-Mifflin stories (an excerpt from Where the Red Fern Grows, as well as "Last Summer with Maizon," and "The Challenge") show your ELD pupils the trials and tribulations of growing up. Differentiated sentence frames incorporate vocabulary and conventions, as well as practicing literary skills from ELD standards.
Making a Bird's Eye-View
Young scholars explore the bird's-eye views on the Texas Bird's-Eye Views website, and discuss why the views were created. They design and create a bird's-eye view of their classroom, school, or community.
Grade 3: What Can I Make with 30 Centimeters?
Third graders create polygons with perimeters of 30 centimeters, use the centimeter grid paper to determine the area of each shape, and organize the shapes to make generalizations from the patterns they see.
Famous People During the Civil War
Fifth graders identify causes, key events, and effects of Civil War, develop skills for historical, geographical, and cultural analysis in making generalizations about events and life in United States after 1860, and create presentations using note cards, visual organizers, and multimedia software.
Students examine generalizations and plural and singular nouns. They view computer flashcards, take an online quiz, and complete teacher-led examples.
Learners participate in research of various government leaders in order to have the ability to role play in a mock press conference. Students are the leaders and the press for this lesson using guided questions for the skits.
Travel in the Eighteenth Century
Students identify various forms of eighteenth-century travel and make generalizations about the people that utilized eighteenth-century modes of transportation.
Early Explorers Web Quest
Middle schoolers use the Canadian atlas online to research early explorers and settlers in Canada. They also complete a Web Quest to gather information from maps. They make generalizations about the early settlement patterns as well.
Sixth graders engage in a variety of assignments and activities surrounding Ancient Egypt. They pretend they are archaeologists on a Pyramid dig and create a PowerPoint presentation to their fellow "archaeoloists" on their findings.
Climate and Vegetation in Southeast Asia and Oceania
In this climate worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer to make generalizations about tropical climates in Southeast Asia and Oceania, then they fill in a chart comparing the moderate and desert climates of that region.
Learners practice changing nouns from singular to plural. They use the words "alot", "some" and "many" in the appropriate way. They create their own generalizations about nouns.
Using a Product Map to Make Generalizations
In this product map activity, learners read about the type of map, then use a map of New Jersey agriculture to answer 5 questions.
Infer and Cite Evidence of Character Traits
Do your sixth graders struggle with identifying character traits in short stories? Use a video about "Saved by a Seal" to show them how to use evidence within the text to make inferences about characterization. The video is the fifth in an eight-video series about reading literature, making it a good resource for your literature and short story unit.
In His Footsteps: General George McClellan at Antietam Battlefield
Students identify key locations on a map of Virginia. In this Civil War lesson, students develop a military strategy that would solve the problems faced by McClellan. Students analyze primary source documents and participate in several hands-on activities to understand the historical events.
Learning About Trees
After looking at pictures of trees, discussing tree growth, and identifying the parts of a tree, lead your class on a nature walk and have them collect samples and record their observations. They then work in pairs to polish the descriptions of the trees they saw on their walk. Consider collecting the leaves and writings and making a class book to place in the classroom or school library.