“The Mendenhall Glacier” Informational Text 4th Grade Bundle4th Grade • Lesson Plan Bundle
Subject: ELA, Informational
Type: Lesson Plan Bundle
CCSS: RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4
File Type: PDF Document
Lesson Plan Description
Engaging students in reading and developing reading for meaning skills is a foundational goal for 3rd graders. This bundle of 4 lessons includes “closer looking” and close reading of an included informational text “The Mendenhall Glacier”. Your students will:
- Segment 1: collaborate with partners in order to analyze and draw inferences about photographs of an unknown location
- Segment 2: students will produce a “book”; which includes: cause and effect, vocabulary, and key details
- Segment 3: analyze a second text source to continue their creation of a book which includes: cause and effect, vocabulary, and key details.
- BONUS- Segment 4: create a visual comparison of glaciers and ice cubes and write a Haiku poem that captures the intent of the text.
These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.