Informational Life Science: “Winter Survival” (Key Details, Vocabulary, & Classifying)
3rd Grade• 1 Hour Lesson
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Subject: ELA, Informational
Type: 1 Hour Lesson
CCSS: RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4
Skills: Synthesizing of Text, Key Details, Vocabulary, & Classifying
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: blank paper, pencils, crayons/colored pencils, document camera or whiteboard
Printable Resources: Required: copies of Informational Text: “Winter Survival” by Jennifer Kaul (1 copy per student); Optional: printable “Classifying Design” graphic organizer (1 copy per student -or-project using document camera for students to copy)
Lesson Plan Description
This is a 1-hour, fully scripted Third Grade ELA lesson plan using a printable Informational Life Science text, “Winter Survival,” by Jennifer Kaul. This lesson includes: close reading comprehension techniques, practicing identifying key details, determining the meaning of unknown vocabulary, and classifying information (RI.3.1-3.4). Students will take literal interpretation of informational text to evaluation and synthesizing. They will also complete a graphic organizer to classify three animal species and how they survive winter.
It addresses Third Grade Life Science NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards). LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience When the environment changes in ways that affect a place’s physical characteristics, temperature, or availability of resources, some organisms survive and reproduce, others move to new locations, yet others move into the transformed environment, and some die. (secondary to 3-LS4-4)
**The content of this lesson is derived from a portion of the Half Day Lesson Plan: Informational Life Science: “Winter Survival.” Purchasing both this 1 hour and the half day plan, will result in duplicated content.