Informational Text: Thermal Expansion (Cause and Effect and Summarizing- Science Connection)
4th Grade• 1 Hour Lesson
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Subject: ELA, Informational
CCSS: RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4
Skills: Close Reading: Synthesizing, Key Details, Cause & Effect, Vocabulary, Summarizing
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: lined pieces of paper, pencil and crayons (markers or colored pencils), document camera or similar device to share with class
Printable Resources: Required: copies of the informational text (1 copy per student) -or- display on a document camera (optional); Required: copies of "Drawing Cube" activity (1 per student) -or- display a copy on a document camera
Lesson Plan Description
This is a 1 hour ELA lesson plan addressing several ELA standards using informational texts. This lesson includes: close reading comprehension techniques , synthesize text and key details, cause & effect, vocabulary, and summarizing. Your students will analyze a second text source to continue their creation of a book which includes: cause and effect, vocabulary, and key details. Students will write a summary of the informational text and will be dabbling in some geometry and science as they create a visual comparison of glaciers and ice cubes.
**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.