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“Food Chains & Food Webs” Informational Life Science: Key Details & Vocabulary

5th Grade • 1 Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan Description

Developing thoughtful, purposeful close reading lessons can be challenging!  We did the work for you!  Based on the informational Earth Science text, “Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources: Your Energy Use Explained” your students will:

  • Participate in an engaging close read of complex text
  • Ask and answer text evidence questions with the use of strategic sentence frames
  • Determine key details and main idea in collaboration with partners


This lesson addresses Fifth Grade Life Science NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards). LS2.A:

  • Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems The food of almost any kind of animal can be traced back to plants. Organisms are related in food webs in which some animals eat plants for food and other animals eat the animals that eat plants. Some organisms, such as fungi and bacteria, break down dead organisms (both plants or plants parts and animals) and therefore operate as decomposers. Decomposition eventually restores (recycles) some materials back to the soil. Organisms can survive only in environments in which their particular needs are met. A healthy ecosystem is one in which multiple species of different types are each able to meet their needs in a relatively stable web of life. Newly introduced species can damage the balance of an ecosystem. (5-LS2-1)

**Purchasing both this 1 hour and the ELA Bundle: “Food Chains & Food Webs” Informational Life Science Bundle,” will result in duplicate content.