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Moon Teacher Resources
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Kids will think of a special time they spent with a special person as inspiration for their personal narratives. They'll read and then create a flow map for the story Owl Moon. Then they will brainstorm their own narrative using the flow map as a guide to writing their finished piece.
Can you wish the moon a happy birthday? Beginning readers contemplate this as they listen to Frank Asch's book Happy Birthday, Moon, the context for a vocabulary study. There are three words outlined here: chat, echo, and perfectly, but you could easily add more in-text words using the same strategy. After introducing these terms, read the story to kids as they listen for the words and context clues. You'll love the comprehension questions for each word, prompting connections to familiar concepts and strengthening retention. Although the graphic organizers are listed for struggling learners, consider using them for all levels!
Elementary learners explore space science by reading a book in class. Either as a class or in small groups, read When You Look Up at the Moon. Next, pupils discuss what they know about the moon and the importance of the moon's gravity to earth. Additionally, they define space science vocabulary terms and answer study questions.
Students discover the meaning of tier two vocabulary words. In this vocabulary lesson, students read Happy Birthday Moon, listening for 3 pre-selected, tier two vocabulary words. Words are defined by the teacher and students practice recognizing meaning and correct usage.
Take your class to the moon with Midnight on the Moon! Then provide them with this short packet to develop vocabulary and practice reading comprehension. The first page has readers match vocabulary terms to their correct definitions. The second page is a true or false activity, and the third page is a list of short writing prompts. The final page has six comprehension questions. Answers are included!
Beyond the phases of the moon, this comprehensive lesson plan covers geologic history and geology. Amateur astronauts examine photos of the lunar landscape, experiment with the creation of craters, and delve into information about the composition, topography, and polar characteristics of our solitary natural satellite. NASA has compiled a most fascinating study to share with your space science classes and has included a useful list of additional resources!