Informational: Native Americans4th, 5th Grade • Half Day Lesson Plan
Subject: ELA, Informational
Type: Half Day Lesson Plan
CCSS: RI.4.1 RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.5 & RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.3, RI.5.4, RI.5.5
Skills: Close Reading: Synthesizing Text, Key Details, Vocabulary, Compare & Contrast, Text Features, Summarizing
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: blank piece of white paper (1 per student), lined pieces of paper, pencils, crayons/colored pencils, document camera/chart paper/ or whiteboard (used for examples)
Printable Resources: Required: printed student copies of the informational text on Native Americans (1 copy per student) Required: blank "Bingo" grid (1 copy on half sheet per student) Optional: printable "Exit Slips" as an assessment component (1 copy per student) Optional: printable "Comparing Design" graphic organizer
Lesson Plan Description
This half day of lesson plans is broken down into 4 separate segments (30-60 minutes each) addressing several ELA standards using an informational text on Native Americans. Your students will use close reading comprehension techniques, creation of a comparing design, writing a summary and playing a Bingo review game.
- Segment 1: students will take a literal interpretation of informational text to evaluation and synthesizing.
- Segment 2: students will complete a graphic organizer to compare and contrast the lives of Native Americans from the past with Native Americans of present day.
- Segment 3: students will create and use four headings to write a summary of the informational text.
- Segment 4: students will show understanding of the informational text on Native Americans through a “Bingo” review game.
These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.