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“Abracadabra! Changes in Matter” Informational Physical Science Bundle

5th Grade • Lesson Plan Bundle

Lesson Plan Description

Perfect for multilingual students learning English, this bundle of lessons includes 3 separate segments (30-60 minutes each) based around an Informational Physical Science text, “Space Junk: Earth’s Unofficial Ring,” by Jennifer Kaul.  Your students will:

  • Segment 1: work in partners with strategic sentence frames to take a literal interpretation of informational text to evaluation and synthesizing.
  • Segment 2: complete a graphic organizer to classify three animal species and how they survive winter
  • Segment 3: create a new layout for the informational text that incorporates purposeful text features

This lesson text addresses 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.