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“The Mendenhall Glacier” Informational Text 4th Grade Bundle

4th Grade • Lesson Plan Bundle

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.