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Lesson 4 - Reading Informational Texts: Reading Closely about Expert Group Animals on a Web Page

teaches Common Core State Standards L.4.6 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/4/6
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.4.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/4/1
teaches Common Core State Standards W.4.7 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/4/7
teaches Common Core State Standards W.4.9 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/4/9
teaches Common Core State Standards W.4.8 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/4/8

Lesson 4 - Reading Informational Texts: Reading Closely about Expert Group Animals on a Web Page

To learn more about this lesson, read the Lesson 4 Narrative found under the Additional Materials tab.

Daily Learning Targets

  • I can read a web page closely in order to answer research questions.
  • I can cite evidence from the text to support my answers to questions.

Purpose of Lesson

  • In this lesson, students read their expert group animal web page to learn more about their animal. They answer questions in their Expert Group Animal Research Notebooks, which have been written to guide students to build knowledge and collect the evidence that they need to write an informative piece about their animal at the end of the unit.

In Advance

  • Post: Performance Task Anchor Chart, Close Readers Do These Things Anchor Chart, and learning targets.

Digital Materials Preparation:

  • Prepare to display and assign the lesson and new digital materials to students before class.
  • For digital assignments, ensure that students have access to a digital device.
  • Be sure students have access to their Expert Group Animal Research Notebooks (assigned in Unit 2, Lesson 1):
    • Expert Group Animal Research Notebook: Three-Banded Armadillo
    • Expert Group Animal Research Notebook: Springbok Gazelle
    • Expert Group Animal Research Notebook: Ostrich
    • Expert Group Animal Research Notebook: Monarch Butterfly
  • Be sure students have access to the Unit 2 Digital Independent Reading Journal in order to complete the homework assignment.

New Digital Materials to Assign:

  • Web Page Research Guide: Millipede (students will access this digital material in Unit 2, Lesson 4 and Unit 3, Lessons 4 and 5)

Vocabulary

  • Lesson-specific: cite, evidence
  • Text-specific: invertebrate

Materials

  • Performance Task Anchor Chart (from Unit 1, Lesson 1)
  • Working to Contribute to a Better World Anchor Chart (from Unit 1, Lesson 1)
  • Equity sticks
  • Web Page Research Guide: Millipede (one for display)
  • Web Page Research Guide: Millipede (Answers, for Teacher Reference) 
  • Close Readers Do These Things Anchor Chart (begun in Module 1)
  • Millipede web page (found on page 2 of the Millipede Research Notebook; one for display)
  • Expert Group Animal Research Notebooks (distributed in Lesson 1; one per student)
    • Web Page Research Guides (pages 12–16)
    • Sketch Page (page 20)
  • Expert Group Animal Web Page Research Guides
    • Three-Banded Armadillo (Answers, for Teacher Reference)
    • Monarch Butterfly (Answers, for Teacher Reference)
    • Ostrich (Answers, for Teacher Reference)
    • Springbok Gazelle (Answers, for Teacher Reference)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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