Informational Physical Science: “Your Voice from Here to There: How Phones Work”4th 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.4.6, & RI.4.8
Skills: Synthesizing of Text, Key Details, Vocabulary, Compare & Contrast, Text Features, & Summarizing
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: blank paper, lined pieces of paper, pencil & crayons/colored pencils, and a document camera or whiteboard
Printable Resources: Required Printable Student Resources:: copies of Informational Text: "Your Voice from Here to There: How Phones Work" by Jennifer Kaul (1 copy per student), blank Bingo grid (copy on half sheets) Optional Printable Student Resources: "Exit Slip" (as an optional assessment component)(1 copy per student or project using document camera for students to copy), Comparing Design" graphic organizer (1 copy per student or project using document camera for students to copy)
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.