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“The Mendenhall Glacier” Informational: Synthesizing Photographs & Text

3rd Grade • 1 Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan Description

Engaging students in reading and developing reading for meaning skills is a foundational goal for 3rd graders. This 1-1.5 hour lesson plan scaffolds students to infer by beginning with pictures.  Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words!  Your students will:

  • Participate in a collaborative and active close reading lesson by asking and answering questions text dependent questions with the support of sentence frames
  • Analyze and draw inferences about photographs of an unknown location
  • Produce a “book”; which includes: cause and effect, vocabulary, and key details


**Purchasing both this 1 hour and the ELA Bundle: “The Mendenhall Glacier” Informational Bundle”, will result in duplicated content.