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Acquaint your class with informational text through a close reading. First, examine a couple of pages together, looking at text features and content. The whole class focuses on marking down a brief summary of each paragraph before breaking off into small groups. Pupils then read independently and discuss their findings as a group. This detailed plan includes a graphic organizer for determining the main idea. Unfortunately, you will need to find the text on your own.
Students react to a series of statements about elephants, then read a news article about how workers at an elephant orphanage are working to return the animals to the wild. In the animal studies and current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a class vote and a vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a class discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Your pupils will be expected to determine the meaning of words and how those words affect the meaning of a text. Help them master this skill with the ideas listed here. First, look over the two activities that could be used for your choice of text. Next, check out the provided quiz that tests learners' ability to interpret language in age-level texts. Useful for Common Core test preparation.
Although this looks to be a student-made presentation, it offers clear information and can work as an example of a finished project. The presentation provides information on Kenya, its government, current issues, society, and politics. Have learners use it as they work on similar projects of their own.
Examine global health issues and the philanthropic efforts of Bill Gates. Working in groups, your class will research selected diseases focusing on symptoms, transmission, and prevention. They also conclude by writing grant proposals to help eliminate worldwide diseases.
Students examine how climate affects lifestyle, clothing choices, food, and water sources. They explore climatic regions such as tropical, desert, coastal, and alpine situations. They look at the longitude and latitude, land features and weather conditions in relation to how engineers use this type of information.
Students examine different global issues and share their learned information with others. Students choose a topic to research, write a research essay, conduct a survey about knowledge and attitude toward chosen topic, and create an oral and visual presentation of their researched information.
Sixth graders research, study and identify a list of African countries and capitals and illustrate them on a blank map of Africa. They memorize a certain number of countries and their capitals along with whistles, pennies and other manipulative's to play a game called African Tag.