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Lesson 6 - Close Read-aloud, Culminating Task: What Makes Day and Night

teaches Common Core State Standards SL.1.1.b http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/1/1/b
teaches Common Core State Standards L.1.1.i http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/1/1/i
teaches Common Core State Standards W.1.8 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/1/8
teaches Common Core State Standards SL.1.6 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/1/6
teaches Common Core State Standards SL.1.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/1/4
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.1.6 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/1/6
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.1.7 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/1/7
teaches Common Core State Standards SL.1.1.a http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/1/1/a
teaches Common Core State Standards L.1.6 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/1/6
teaches Common Core State Standards L.1.1.f http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/1/1/f

Lesson 6 - Close Read-aloud, Culminating Task: What Makes Day and Night

To learn more about this lesson, read the Lesson 6 Narrative found under the Additional Materials tab.

Daily Learning Targets

  • I can participate in a Science Talk about what makes day and night on earth using information from my notes as evidence. 
  • I can record my observations from images/videos of the sky in my Sky Notebook. 

Ongoing Assessment

  • During the Opening, observe students as they begin finding prepositions to describe the position of the sun, moon, and stars in the sky.
  • Collect students’ response sheets for the culminating task to serve as evidence of progress to inform instruction for subsequent lessons.
  • During the Culminating Task in Work Time A, use the Reading Information Text Checklist to observe students as they distinguish information they’ve learned from illustrations and from the words in text.
  • During Work Time B, circulate and listen for students to participate in the Science Talk protocol positively by following the guidelines on the Science Talk Protocol Anchor Chart. Use the Speaking and Listening Checklist to monitor students’ progress (see Assessment Overview and Resources).

Purpose of Lesson

  • In Work Time B, students participate in a Science Talk. A science talk gives students the opportunity to answer questions about science ideas using a structured discussion format. As students speak and listen about science ideas, they build confidence in their language and discussion skills.

In Advance

  • Preview:
    • Close Read-aloud Guide: What Makes Day and Night (Session 5; for teacher reference).
    • Page 4 of the Sky Notebook.
  • Strategically group students into triads for the Science Talk in Work Time B.
  • Review the Science Talk and Think-Pair-Share protocols. (Refer to the Classroom Protocols document for the full version of the protocol.)
  • Display Moon Photograph 4, in color if possible.
  • Post: Learning targets, “Where Are They? The Sun, Moon, and Stars” Poem, and applicable anchor charts.

 Digital Materials Preparation:

  • Prepare to display the lesson or assign it to students before class.
  • For digital assignments, ensure that students have access to a digital device.
  • Be sure students have access to their Sky Notebook (assigned to lesson 4, used in lessons 4-12)

Vocabulary 

  • Lesson-specific: preposition, depict, participate, science talk, triad, discuss, observe

Materials

  • “Where Are They? The Sun, Moon, and Stars” Poem (from Lesson 5; one to display; for teacher read-aloud)
  • “Where Are They? The Sun, Moon, and Stars” Poem (Example, for Teacher Reference) 
  • Close Read-aloud Guide: What Makes Day and Night (Session 5; for teacher reference)
    • What Makes Day and Night (one to display; for teacher read-aloud)
    • What Makes Day and Night Culminating Task Diagram (one for teacher modeling and one per student; see Close Read-aloud Guide)
    • What Makes Day and Night Culminating Task Icons (one set per student; see Close Read-aloud Guide)
    • Reading Information Text Checklist (for teacher reference; see Assessment Overview and Resources)
  • Scissors (one per student)
  • Glue stick (one per student)
  • Colored pencils (class set; variety of colors per student)
  • Pencils (one per student)
  • Science Talk Protocol Anchor Chart (new; teacher-created)
  • What Makes Day and Night Notes Sheet (from Lesson 5; one per student)
  • Working to Become Ethical People Anchor Chart (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 4)
  • Speaking and Listening Checklist (for teacher reference; see Assessment Overview and Resources)
  • Moon Photograph 4 (one to display)
  • Sky Notebook (from Lesson 4; page 4; one per student)
  • Sky Notebook (Answers, for Teacher Reference) (from Lesson 4; answers, for teacher reference)
  • Adjectives Anchor Chart (from Lesson 4)
  • Describing the Position of the Moon Recording Form (one for teaching modeling and one per student)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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