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4th Lessons 3-7

Page history last edited by Jennifer 5 years, 8 months ago

 

Objectives 

 

English Language Arts

  • 4.RIT.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
  • Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
  • 4.RIT.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text. 

 

Information and Technology Skills 

4.SI.1 Apply criteria to determine appropriate information resources for specific topics and purposes.

  • 4.SI.1.1 Use various types of resources to gather information (including print and online media).
  • 4.SI.1.2 Use relevant sources of information for an assigned task.

4.SE.1.2 Understand ethical behavior (copyright, not plagiarizing, netiquette) when using resources 

 

Science

4.L.1 Understand the effects of environmental changes, adaptations and behaviors that enable animals (including humans) to survive in changing habitats.

  • 4.L.1.1 Give examples of changes in an organism’s environment that are beneficial to it and some that are  harmful.

Activities 

Lesson 3 

Students will watch the Koko clip and discuss reasons she is in a zoo and differences from her native habitat. 

 

 

Students will choose a nonfiction book on gorillas and list a few facts that interest them.  Students will cite their source and discuss plagiarism.

 

Lesson 4

Students will continue note taking and write a brief paragraph about gorillas.

 

Lesson 5

Students will write citation for  a nonfiction book using accepted bibliographic format.

 

Lesson 6

Students will listen to the audio story about Colony Collapse Disorder. http://wunc.org/post/why-are-honeybees-dying As a class we will discuss the main idea, and discuss our interdependence with bees.

 

Lesson 7

Students will read a persuasive email about Colony CollapseDisorder.  

They will read a summary of information found on a NRDC website 

http://www.nrdc.org/wildlife/animals/bees.asp?gclid=CLeoksymh7kCFcqf4AodIQ8Alw 

and note differences.  We will talk about point-of-view and why it is important to know who the writer is.

 

Vocabulary

accute

crisis

demand

domesticated

economics

escalated

feral

supply

urbanization

scholarly

research

science

study

sources

validity

authority

bias

affiliations

conflict of interest

 

 

 

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