Lesson plan

Lesson 3 - Introduce Research

teaches Common Core State Standards W.7.8 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/8
teaches Common Core State Standards W.7.7 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/7

Lesson 3 - Introduce Research

To learn more about this lesson and English Language Learner considerations, read the Lesson 3 Narrative and Lesson 3 Teacher's Guide for ELLs found under the Additional Materials tab.

Focus Standards (These are the standards the instruction addresses.)

  • CCSS.W.7.7NC.W.7.5CCSS.W.7.8NC.W.7.6

Supporting Standards (These are the standards that are incidental - no direct instruction in this lesson, but practice of these standards occurs as a result of addressing the focus standards.)

  • CCSS.RI.7.1NC.RI.7.1CCSS.RI.7.4NC.RI.7.4NC.RI.7.10CCSS.RI.7.10CCSS.L.7.4CCSS.L.7.6NC.L.7.6NC.L.7.4

Daily Learning Targets

  • I can research to answer questions about the Lost Children of Sudan.

Purpose of Lesson:

  • In this lesson, students identify research questions. Then they begin to read and take notes on the main idea and details of articles to answer their research questions. 

In Advance:

  • Before modeling the research process for students, test drive the research process and find suitable links to use in Work Time A. Practice the process to ensure the links work and the process goes smoothly. Use the suggestions in Work Time A to choose a research question from the Questions about A Long Walk to Water Anchor Chart, and then do the following to prepare:
    1. Refine the question.
    2. Use search terms or keywords in a search engine.
    3. Evaluate the sources on the results page.
    4. Choose one reliable, credible source.
    5. Review it to find several pieces of information to answer the model question.
    6. Record the information in quotes or paraphrases. „
  • Ensure there is a copy of Entrance Ticket: Unit 2, Lesson 3 at each student’s workspace.
  • Gather devices on which students can conduct research (computers or tablets). Make sure they work, are charged, and can access the internet.
  • Post the applicable Anchor Charts (see Materials list).

 Digital Materials Preparation:

  • Prepare to display and assign the lesson to students before class.
  • For digital assignments, ensure that students have access to a digital device.
  • Be sure students have access to their Unit 2 Digital Vocabulary Log.
  • Be sure students have access to their Unit 2 Digital Independent Reading Journal in order to complete the homework assignment.

Vocabulary: 

  • Academic (Tier Two): credibility, relevance, research
  • Domain-Specific (Tier Three): N/A

Materials from Previous Lessons:

Teacher

  • Close Readers Do These Things Anchor Chart (one for display; from Unit 1, Lesson 4, Opening A)
  • Academic word wall (one for display; from Unit 1, Lesson 1, Opening A)
  • Questions about A Long Walk to Water Anchor Chart (one for display; from Unit 1, Lesson 2, Work Time A)

Student

  • Affix List (one per student; from Affix List section)
  • Vocabulary log (one per student; from Unit 1, Lesson 2, Opening A)
  • Online or print dictionaries (including ELL and home language dictionaries; one per small group of students)

New Materials:

Teacher

  • Computer or tablet with projector
  • Entrance Ticket: Unit 2, Lesson 3 (Answers for Teacher Reference)
  • Chart paper
  • Researchers Do These Things Anchor Chart (Example for Teacher Reference)
  • Researchers Do These Things Anchor Chart (co-created in Work Time A)
  • “One Day I Had to Run” article by John Deng Langbany (one for display)

Student

  •  Digital device for each student
  • Entrance Ticket: Unit 2, Lesson 3 (one per student)
  • Device for internet research (one per student)
  • “One Day I Had to Run” article by John Deng Langbany as model source for mini lessons
  • ELL: “One Day I Had to Run” article by John Deng Langbany (triangle) as model source for mini lessons (optional; see Teacher's Guide for English Language Learners)
  • Choose and Use Credible Internet Sources (one per student and one for display)
  • Homework: Continue Refining Questions (one per student; from Homework Resources)

 

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