Author:
Melody Casey
Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Upper Primary
Grade:
4
Tags:
GEDB, Global Education
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Language:
English

Education Standards

GEDB Australian Animal Research Project: Investigate the World (Lesson 1 of 4)

GEDB Australian Animal Research Project: Investigate the World (Lesson 1 of 4)

Overview

Teacher will introduce nonfiction using any book on Australia and Oceania. Teaching Point: Readers summarize chunks of text by pausing and saying to themselves "What is the one big thing that this text is teaching, and how do other details support this idea?" This lesson was developed by Tina Deal as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.

Lesson Plan

Description

Teacher will introduce nonfiction using any book on Australia and Oceania. Teaching Point: Readers summarize chunks of text by pausing and saying to themselves "What is the one big thing that this text is teaching, and how do other details support this idea?"

 

Content

Learning Targets and Criteria for Success

I will use text features to make meaning from a nonfiction text.

I will read read a nonfiction text about animals native to Australia and use charts and headings to help me better understand the meaning    of the text. 

 

Supplies/Resources

Computers, books on animals students are researching, teacher guided notes

 

Learning Tasks and Practice

Teacher will use a nonfiction text, such as Trueflix; Australia and Oceania, to introduce how to research and find main ideas on a topic.

Teacher will remind students of the teaching point after reading a few pages from the text. 

Teaching Point: Readers summarize chunks of text by pausing and saying to themselves "What is the one big thing that this text is teaching, and how do other details support this idea?"

Teacher will model gathering information using boxes and bullets using the nonfiction text and student input.  The organizer will be drawn on chart paper for modeling.

Teacher will show students examples of Australian animals using books or articles.

Students will choose their Australian animal to research.

Students will draw their own boxes and bullets organizer on paper to use in gathering infromation from their research.

Students will look through books or on the internet to fill in their organizer following the teacher model of boxes and bullets.

Students will turn research organizer to the teacher to verify that information is complete.

 

Collecting and Documenting Evidence of Learning

Teacher will check students' research information for assessment using a rubric. 

 

Extended Learning Opportunities 

Lower level students will follow teacher guided notes to collect information from research. Higher level students will use the same guided notes but may add animation video about their animal incorporating text features and highlighting academic and domane specific words.