Grade 5 ELA Module 2A, Unit 1, Lesson 10


  • Become familiar with the Science Talk protocol. Consider the suggested compelling questions in the lesson; feel free to craft a different question if students have become interested in some other compelling angle on this topic. Just be sure that the question is provocative and open ended.
  • Review: Science Talk protocol (Appendix 1)
  • Be sure to envision the process for Work Time, Part B: Orchestrating a science talk can be a bit complex the first time. Students begin in two concentric circles (an inner circle of students facing an outer circle).

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Common Core Learning Standards

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RI.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing...
W.5.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
SL.5.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led...

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