Informational Life Science: “Pollination: A Dance from Plant to Plant”2nd Grade • Half Day Lesson Plan
Subject: ELA, Informational
CCSS: (RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.3, RI.2.6, RI.2.7), (W.2.2), & (SL.2.1 & SL.2.2)
Skills: Observations and Drawing Inferences from a Photograph, Connections between a Series of Scientific Ideas and Writing with Supporting Details
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: paper, pencil, chart paper or whiteboard and a document camera or interactive whiteboard for displaying photographs and text
Printable Resources: Required: pictures of pollinators (1 color copy recommended), copy of informational text, “Pollination: A Dance from Plant to Plant,” by Jennifer Kaul (projected for students to follow -or- enough copies for students Optional: “Sequencing Design” Thinking Design (graphic organizer) (1 copy per student), printable “Exit Slip” (as an optional assessment component) (1 copy per student), “Brainstorming Design” Thinking Design (graphic organizer) (1 copy per student)
Lesson Plan Description
This half day of lesson plans is broken down into 3 separate segments (30-60 minutes each) addressing several ELA standards using images and informational text on Pollination. Your students will use close reading comprehension techniques (RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.6, W.2.2) (Sequence) (RI.2.3) (RI.2.1, R.I.2.7, SL.2.1, SL.2.2), Observations and Drawing Inferences from a Photograph, Connections between a Series of Scientific Ideas (Sequence) and Writing with Supporting Details.
- Students will ask and answer questions based on information in pictures.
- Students will engage in collaborative conversations by posing or responding to specific questions.
- Students will determine the correct order of scientific ideas.
- Students will identify supporting details in a text.
- Students will write an informational paragraph using supporting details.
It addresses Second Grade Life Science NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards). LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems: Plants depend on animals for pollination or to move their seeds around. (2-LS2-2)
These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.