Informational: Kid Apps3rd, 4th Grade • Half Day Lesson Plan
Subject: ELA, Informational
Type: Half Day Lesson Plan
CCSS: RI.3.1-3.5, 3.8 & RI.4.1-4.5, 4.8
Skills: Key Details, Vocabulary, Sequencing, Text Features, Summarizing, Application Problem
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: blank paper, pencil, crayons/colored pencils, document camera or whiteboard, lined pieces of paper
Printable Resources: Required: copies of informational text, "Kid Apps" (1 copy per student); Optional: printable "Exit Slips" as an assessment component (1 copy per student)
Lesson Plan Description
This half day of lesson plans is broken down into 4 separate segments (30-60 minutes each) based around an informational text, “Kid Apps”. These lessons include: close reading comprehension techniques, identifying key details, determining the meaning of vocabulary, sequencing, text features (titles & headings), summarizing, and an application activity where students can design their own app ideas.
- Segment 1: students will take literal interpretation of informational text to evaluation and synthesizing.
- Segment 2: students will create a graphic organizer to show the sequence of events for using technology to create kid apps.
- Segment 3: students will create and use two headings to write a summary of the informational text.
- Segment 4: students will complete a graphic organizer to design a plan for creating their own app.
These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.