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“A Polar Bear’s Body” Informational Life Science Bundle

4th Grade • Lesson Plan Bundle

Lesson Plan Description

Perfect for multilingual students learning English, this series of lessons includes strategic scaffolding with sentence frames for building vocabulary through collaborative conversations.  Using the informational Life Science text, “A Polar Bear’s Body,” by Jennifer Kaul, your students will:

  • Segment 1: Collaborate with their partners to take a literal interpretation of informational text to evaluation and synthesis with the use of strategic sentence frames
  • Segment 2: Classify the three main parts of a polar bear’s body and their purposes
  • Segment 3: Create headings for the text in order to write a summary
  • Segment 4: Demonstrate an understanding of the informational text on a polar bear’s body through a Bingo review game

This lesson addresses Fourth Grade Life Science NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards):

  • LS1.A: Structure and Function Plants and animals have both internal and external structures that serve various functions in growth, survival, behavior, and reproduction. (4-LS1-1)

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