Informational Earth Science: “What is Climate Change?” (Text Features)
3rd Grade• 1 Hour Lesson
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Subject: ELA, Informational
CCSS: RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, & RI.3.8
Skills: Earth Science Informational Text: Synthesizing of Text, Key Details, Vocabulary, & Text Features
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: blank paper, pencils, crayons/colored pencils, and document camera or whiteboard
Printable Resources: Required: copies of Informational Text: “What is Climate Change?” by Jennifer Kaul (1 copy per student); Optional: “Brainstorming Design” graphic organizer (1 copy per student or project using document camera for students to copy)
Lesson Plan Description
Third Grade 1 hour ELA lesson plan based around an informational Earth Science text “What is Climate Change?”. This lesson includes: close reading comprehension techniques (RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, & RI.3.5), partner and group discussions around a text, and creating a new informational text layout with text features in mind.Students will create a new layout for the informational text that incorporates select text features.
The text used in this lesson addresses the NGSS: ESS2.D: Weather and Climate: Climate describes a range of an area’s typical weather conditions and the extent to which those conditions vary over years.
**The content of this lesson is derived from a portion of the Half Day Lesson Plan: “Informational Earth Science: “What is Climate Change”” Purchasing both this 1 hour and the half day plan, will result in duplicate content.