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Informational Text: Glacier

5th Grade • Half Day Lesson Plan
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Lesson Plan Description

This half day of lesson plans is broken down into 4 separate segments (30-60 minutes each) addressing several ELA Informational standards based around analysis of photographs and 2 Informational texts. Your students will use close reading comprehension techniques, create a book as an analysis of the text (vocabulary, cause and effect, and key details), write a summary of the text.

  • Segment 1: students will analyze and make judgment about photographs of an unknown location.
  • Segment 2: students will produce a book which includes: cause and effect, vocabulary, and key details.
  • Segment 3: students will analyze a second text source to continue their creation of a book, which includes: cause and effect, vocabulary, key details, summary, and purpose of informational text.
  • BONUS- Segment 4: students will 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.