Informational Text: Glacier (Synthesizing Photographs and Text)
3rd Grade• 1 Hour Lesson
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Subject: ELA, Informational
CCSS: RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4
Skills: Close Reading: Synthesizing, Key Details, Cause & Effect, Vocabulary
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: blank pieces of white paper, pencil and crayons (markers or colored pencils), document camera or similar device to share color photos, text, and drawings with class; Optional: dictionaries
Printable Resources: Required: copies of informational text (1 copy per student) -or- display on a document camera (optional); Required: printable pictures (if technology is not available, color copies of the pictures are needed)
Lesson Plan Description
This is a 1-1.5 hour ELA lesson plan addressing several ELA standards using photographs and informational text. This lesson includes: close reading comprehension techniques, synthesizing text features (photographs) and informational text, key details, cause and effect, and vocabulary. Your students will analyze and make judgments about photographs of an unknown location and create a book while synthesizing this information. The book will include cause and effect, key details, and vocabulary. As students evaluate the informational text (photographs), they will be engaging in collaborative discussions with classmates.
**The content of this lesson is derived from a portion of the Half Day Lesson Plan: Informational Text: Glacier. Purchasing both this 1 hour and the half day plan, will result in duplicated content.