“The Mendenhall Glacier” Informational ELA Bundle & Equivalent Fractions Math Bundle

4th Grade • Lesson Plan Bundle
\$10.00

Lesson Plan Description

This ELA & Math bundle contains:

ELA:

Engaging students in reading and developing reading for meaning skills is a foundational goal for 3rd graders. This bundle of 4 lessons includes “closer looking” and close reading of an included informational text “The Mendenhall Glacier”.  Your students will:

• Segment 1: collaborate with partners in order to analyze and draw inferences about photographs of an unknown location
• Segment 2: students will produce a “book”; which includes: cause and effect, vocabulary, and key details
• Segment 3: analyze a second text source to continue their creation of a book which includes: cause and effect, vocabulary, and key details.
• BONUS- Segment 4: create a visual comparison of glaciers and ice cubes and write a Haiku poem that captures the intent of the text.

Math:

This bundle of lesson plans is broken down into 3 separate segments (30-60 minutes each) addressing Numbers and Operations-Fractions: recognizing and generating equivalent fractions (4.NF.A.1). These lessons included: key vocabulary, helpful notes for reference, generating and identifying fractions through both multiplication and division, guided and independent practice of concept, and a game to reinforce the concept of equivalent fractions.

• Segment 1: students will generate equivalent fractions through multiplication (n x a)/ (n x b).
• Segment 2: students will generate equivalent fractions through division (a ÷ n) / (b ÷ n).
• Segment 3: students will generate equivalent fractions using both multiplication and division.

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