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

5th 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.

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

Math:

This bundle of lesson plans is broken down into 3 separate segments (30-60 minutes each) addressing Numbers and Operations- Fractions: adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers unlike denominators. Students will learn key fraction vocabulary, take helpful notes for reference, complete independent practice of concepts and play a game to reinforce the concept of adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators.

• Segment 1: students will add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators using both a bar model and multiplication.
• Segment 2: students will add and subtract mixed numbers with unlike denominators using both a bar model and multiplication.
• Segment 3: students will demonstrate their understanding of the above-mentioned concepts through playing a game requiring them to either add or subtract fractions with unlike denominators and then compare the sums or differences.

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