Informational Life Science: “Food Chains & Food Webs” (Summarizing)
5th Grade• 1 Hour Lesson
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Subject: ELA, Informational
CCSS: RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.3, & RI.5.6
Skills: Synthesizing of Text, Key Details, Text Features, & Summarizing
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: lined pieces of paper, pencils. crayons/colored pencils, & document camera or whiteboard
Printable Resources: Required: copies of Informational Text: “Food Chains & Food Webs” (1 copy per student); Optional: printable “Brainstorming Design” graphic organizer (1 copy per student) or project using document camera for students to copy
Lesson Plan Description
This is a 1 hour ELA lesson plan addressing several ELA standards using “Food Chains & Food Webs” by Jennifer Kaul. This lesson includes: close reading comprehension techniques (RI.5.1-5.3, 5.8). Your students will use close reading comprehension techniques, Synthesizing of Text, Key Details, Text Features, & Summarizing. Segment 1: students will create and use two headings to write a summary of the informational text and create a graphic organizer and complete an illustration of a chosen living thing and how it gets its energy.
**The content of this lesson is derived from a portion of the Half Day Lesson Plan: Informational Life Science: “Food Chains & Food Webs”. Purchasing both this 1 hour and the half day plan, will result in duplicate content.