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Informational Physical Science: “Your Voice from Here to There: How Phones Work”

4th Grade • Half Day Lesson Plan
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Lesson Plan Description

Fourth Grade half day of ELA lesson plans containing 4 independent lessons based around a physical science Informational Text. These lessons include: close reading comprehension techniques (RI.4.1-4.6, 4.8), identify key details and vocabulary, comparing and contrasting activity, creating headings for an informational text, writing a summary, and Bingo review game to show understanding of the text.

  • Segment 1: students will take literal interpretation of informational text to evaluation and synthesizing.
  • Segment 2: students will complete a graphic organizer to compare and contrast landlines and cell phones.
  • Segment 3: students will create and use three headings to write a summary of the informational text.
  • Segment 4: students will show understanding of the informational text on how phones work through a Bingo review game.

These lessons align with the NGSS PS4.C: Information Technologies and Instrumentation Digitized information can be transmitted over long distances without significant degradation. High-tech devices, such as computers or cell phones, can receive and decode information—convert it from digitized form to voice—and vice versa. (4-PS4-3)

These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.