Informational Text: Thermal Expansion (Cause and Effect and Summarizing- Science Connection)
5th Grade• 1 Hour Lesson
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Subject: ELA, Informational
Type: 1 Hour Lesson
CCSS: RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.3, RI.5.4
Skills: Close Reading: Synthesizing, Key Details, Cause & Effect, Vocabulary, Message of Informational Text, 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 informational text (1 per student), or display on a document camera (optional)
Required: copies of "Drawing Cube" activity 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 text to synthesize key details. This lesson includes close reading comprehension techniques, synthesizing text and key details, cause & effect, vocabulary, purpose of informational text, and summarizing. Your students will identify cause and effect relationships using details from the text, analyze informational text, write a summary, and 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.