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“Food Chains & Food Webs” Informational Life Science Bundle

5th Grade • Lesson Plan Bundle

Lesson Plan Description

Perfect for multilingual students learning English, this series of lessons includes strategic scaffolding with sentence frames for building vocabulary through collaborative conversations.  Using the informational Earth Science text, “Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources: Your Energy Use Explained” your students will:

  • Segment 1: develop vocabulary and understanding through strategic partner talk in order to practice moving from a literal interpretation of informational text to evaluation and synthesis by asking and answering text dependent questions
  • Segment 2: practice the skills of  compare and contrast with the topic of renewable and nonrenewable resources
  • Segment 3: write a summary using the synthesized headings creating with partners
  • Segment 4: Demonstrate their understanding by illustrating a chosen living thing and how it gets its energy

These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.