Grade 5 ELA Module 2A, Unit 2, Lesson 6


  • In advance: View and become familiar with the video used in the Engaging the Reader segment of this lesson. Prepare technology in advance to play the video for students.
  • The video is about French researchers studying the rainforest. It is shown for two purposes: to continue to build students’ background knowledge and interest about the rainforest, and also to help students think about HOW rainforest scientists conduct experiments.
  • Read and become familiar with Meg Lowman’s process for conducting an experiment. (Pages 17–20).
  • Have music ready for the Milling to Music activity in Work Time B.
  • Review: Quiz-Quiz-Trade in Vocabulary Strategies (Appendix 1)
  • Review Milling to Music (Appendix 1)
  • Students likely can figure out many of the Quiz-Quiz-Trade vocabulary words in context. Encourage this. The Quiz-Quiz-Trade cards are prepared in advance to save time in the lesson.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.5.2 Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details;...
SL.5.2 Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats,...
L.5.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5...

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