5th Grade Informational: Physical Science “Abracadabra! Changes in Matter”5th Grade • Half Day Lesson Plan
Subject: ELA, Informational
Type: Half Day Lesson Plan
CCSS: RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.3, RI.5.4, RI.5.6, RI.5.7, RI.5.8
Skills: ELA; Informational Text: Changes in Matter, Synthesizing of Text, Key Details, Vocabulary, Classifying, & Text Features
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: Required: copies of Informational Text: “Abracadabra! Changes in Matter” by Jennifer Kaul (found in the appendix of this document) (1 copy per student), blank paper, pencil & crayons/colored pencils, and a document camera or whiteboard
Printable Resources: Required: copies of Informational Text: “Abracadabra! Changes in Matter” by Jennifer Kaul (found in the appendix of this document) (1 copy per student) Optional Printable Student Resources: “Exit Slip” (as an optional assessment component), "Classifying Design" graphic organizer, "Brainstorming Design" graphic organizer (1 copy per student or project using document camera for students to copy) Optional Printable Teacher Resources: “Protocols” (used throughout lesson - be familiar with each protocol)
Lesson Plan Description
This half day lesson plan is broken down into 3 separate segments (45-60 minutes each) addressing several ELA standards using the printable text “Abracadabra! Changes in Matter” by Jennifer Kaul. Your students will use close reading comprehension techniques to practice synthesizing, key details, vocabulary, classifying, and text features (RI.5.1-5.4, 5.6-5.8).
- Segment 1: students will take literal interpretation of informational text to evaluation and synthesizing.
- Segment 2: students will complete a graphic organizer to classify physical and chemical changes in matter.
- Segment 3: students will create a new layout for the informational text that incorporates select text features.
The nonfiction, physical science based text helps to address NGSS: PS1.B: Chemical Reactions When two or more different substances are mixed, a new substance with different properties may be formed. (5-PS1-4)
These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.