Author:
JULIE Billups-Rattler
Subject:
English Language Arts, Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Upper Primary
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License:
Creative Commons Attribution
Language:
English

Education Standards

When is a Planet NOT a Planet?

Overview

Students will complete a K-W-L google slide on space and what they know. This slide will be located on their choice board (Pluto). After reading their Wonders anchor text “When is a Planet Not a Planet”, students will be asked to complete 4 activities out of 8 from a choice board to help further their understanding about Pluto and other information presented in the anchor text. Once students have completed the choice board activities they will share their findings in a Flip Grid stating their opinion on whether or not Pluto is in fact a planet?

Supplemental Lesson for Grade 5 Wonders, Unit 5 Reading Curriculum

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zNvzbvFGnCZVj5lNuL09nhTls0f_qbdUqAeezLE6HG8/edit?usp=sharing

Lesson Plan

 

 

 

SubjectELAGrade Level5thUnit5
Content Standard(s) Lesson Objective(s)
English Language Arts: RI.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from text.RI.5.5 Compare and contrast the overall structure of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.RI.5.6 Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.W.5.1d Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses.SL. 5.1d Review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of information and knowledge gained from the discussions.I can discuss the cause and effect of events.I can identify cause and effect text structure.I can use multiple sources to form my own opinion and provide proof or reasons for my opinion.I can use technology to enhance my learning.I can make informed decisions about my own learning.
Materials Technology Accessories
“When is a Planet Not a Planet?” (Wonders anchor text)Text Structure: Cause and Effect (Teachers will need to preassign from Wonders game dashboard located at the bottom.) ChromebookChoice Board Flip GridVR Goggles

 

Lesson Narrative
Summary: Students will complete a K-W-L google slide on space and what they know. This slide will be located on their choice board (Pluto). After reading their Wonders anchor text “When is a Planet Not a Planet”, students will be asked to complete 4 activities out of 8 from a choice board to help further their understanding about Pluto and other information presented in the anchor text. Once students have completed the choice board activities they will share their findings in a Flip Grid stating their opinion on whether or not Pluto is in fact a planet?
Warm Up: Prior to reading the anchor text “When is a Planet not a Planet”, students will click on Pluto (choice 10) on their choice board (located in technology accessories that will also be used in activity 2). They will complete a K-W-L chart (just the K and W section) on what they know about space. They will revisit the K-W-L chart at the end of the lesson to add to their L section. Students will be able to share their findings during the close of the lesson.
Activity 1:Students will use the image mapping choice board provided (located in technology accessories) to complete activities based on the anchor and supporting text. Students will work independently and in a teacher led small group to complete 4 out of the 10 activities. Activity 10 is the K-W-L chart that they will start with in the Warm Up section. Students will also complete activity 1 with the teacher. After those two choices they will complete 4 independently. Choices Provided: Genre Passage (small group teacher led), EdPuzzle, K-W-L chart, Nearpod Vocabulary matching, Cause and Effect game, webquest, google form-all are hyperlinked in choice board
Activity 2: Once students have completed their choice board they will create a Flip Grid stating their opinion on whether or not Pluto is a planet. Students will gather evidence from the text and graphic organizer to support their claim. Students will need to remember how scientific knowledge changed over time and how that affected views on planets, in particular Pluto.
Activity 3: Students will use VR goggles to explore planets and other aspects of space. As students explore certain places assigned by the teacher, they will stop and have discussions on prior knowledge that they have on that particular planet. Students can also share if they think that planets status will ever change and more information that scientists could or should learn about.

 

Formative Assessment
After completing the lesson and activities students will be able to share what they have learned about space based on their K-W-L chart. Teachers will informally assess student performance and content knowledge throughout the activities. No rubric or formal assessment is needed.