Skills: Earth Science Informational Text: Synthesizing of Text, Key Details, Vocabulary, & Compare and Contrast
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: blank paper, pencils, crayons/colored pencils, and document camera or whiteboard
Printable Resources: Required: copies of Informational Text: “Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources: Your Energy Use Explained” by Jennifer Kaul (1 copy per student); Optional: printable “Comparing Design” graphic organizer (1 copy per students or project using document camera for students to copy);
Optional: Crossword Puzzle (1 copy per students or project using document camera for students to copy)
Lesson Plan Description
This Fourth Grade 1 hour lesson plan addresses several ELA standards (RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, & RI.4.8) using the informational Earth Science text, “Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources: Your Energy Use Explained”. Your students will independently analyze a text, have partner and group discussions, practice comparing and contrasting, and review the content in the text through a crossword puzzle.
Part 1: Students will complete a graphic organizer to compare and contrast renewable and nonrenewable resources.
Part 2: Students will show understanding of the informational text on renewable and nonrenewable resources through a crossword puzzle.
The text used in this lessons addresses the NGSS: ESS3.A: Natural Resources Energy and fuels that humans use are derived from natural sources, and their use affects the environment in multiple ways. Some resources are renewable over time, and others are not.
**The content of this lesson is derived from a portion of the Half Day Lesson Plan: “Informational Physical Science: Informational Earth Science: Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources: Your Energy Use Explained”” Purchasing both this 1 hour and the half day plan, will result in duplicate content.