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Common Core: ELA
CCLS - ELA: RI.5.5
- Reading Informational
- Craft and Structure
- State Standard:
- Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.
- End of Unit Assessment: Using Quotes to Explain Relationships and Support an Opinion
- Using Quotes and Comparing and Contrasting Structure: The Invention of Basketball
- In this lesson students learn how scientists document and reflect on their learning in the field using field journals. This introduces them to the features of writing that will be required for their...
- INTRODUCTION TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOF IN THE WORLD: WHY DOES MEG LOWMAN RESEARCH THE RAINFOREST? (PAGES 2-4) This lesson opens with a quick activity about Meg Lowman and her research. This activity...
- END-OF-UNIT 1 ASSESSMENT: COMPARING AND CONTRASTING TEXTS ABOUT BIODIVERSITY IN THE RAINFOREST In this lesson, students formally self-reflect on learning targets for the second time.
- SYNTHESIZING INFORMATION: LIVING THINGS IN THE RAINFOREST In this lesson, students reread several texts that they have seen in other lessons. Be sure that students have access to the texts read in...
- ANALYZING DOCUMENTARY VIDEOS: “GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST REMOTE CAMERA PROJECT” BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA During this lesson, students view this short video three times. During the first two viewings, the...
- MID-UNIT ASSESSMENT: ANALYZING AN INTERVIEW WITH A RAINFOREST SCIENTIST In this lesson, students formally self-assess on their progress toward the learning targets for the first time. But this...
- INFORMATIONAL TEXT FEATURES: ANALYZING “HAWAII’S ENDANGERED HAPPY FACE SPIDER” Make sure all anchor charts from previous lessons in this module are visible to students. Prepare a music selection for...
- READING AN INTERVIEW: “SLOTH CANOPY RESEARCHER: BRYSON VOIRIN” In this lesson students set up their glossaries at the back of their journal. This is in effect a vocabulary notebook for the module....
- BUILDING BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE: EXAMINING THE UNIQUE LIVING THINGS OF THE RAINFORESTS AND THE SCIENTISTS WHO STUDY THEM In this lesson, students set up their reading journal, in which they will keep...
- BUILDING BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE: LEARNING ABOUT THE HISTORICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL SETTING OF ESPERANZA RISING (CHAPTER 1: “AGUASCALIENTES, MEXICO, 1924”)