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“A Polar Bear’s Body” Informational Life Science: Text Features, Summarizing & Bingo

4th Grade • 1 Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan Description

Teaching 4th graders to infer from text can be challenging!  In this engaging 1 hour lesson your 4th graders will have the opportunity to practice this higher order depth of knowledge skill with partners using informational Life Science text, “A Polar Bear’s Body,” by Jennifer Kaul.

  • Participate in a series of engaging close reading lessons with many opportunities to develop vocabulary through oral language practice
  • Ask and answer text dependent questions in order to…
    • Identify key details and determining the meaning of unknown vocabulary using context clues
    • Infer to create headings in order to write a summary
    • Play a bingo game reinforcing their understanding of the information

**Purchasing both this 1 hour and the ELA Bundle: “A Polar Bear’s Body” Informational Life Science Bundle,” will result in duplicated content.