Reading/Literacy

June 8 - June 12

 

ELA: Unit 5-Key Ideas and Details 

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS & BIG IDEAS: 

Reading 

  • Why is it important to pay attention to the elements and details of the story? 

  • Story elements help readers make sense of a story. 

  • What do I do to understand a text? 

  • Authors include key details in informational texts which can help a reader ask and answer questions. 

  • What makes something the main idea? 

  • What makes something the main idea? 

  • What does it mean to infer? 

  • How does making inferences affect my comprehension? 

  • Good readers ask questions about a text to help better understand the content within it. 

  • Why is it important to use information from the text to support my inferences? 

 

Writing 

  • Why is credible and relevant evidence important to research? 

  • New information may influence a person’s idea, result in change of opinion or stance, enhance or inform one’s understanding. 

  • How are print and digital sources useful in gathering and sharing findings? 

  • People rely on a variety of credible and reliable resources to obtain information. 

Monday: What is research? What topic can I research? What/Who do I want to learn about? 

 

Watch the instructional video: 

How to Write a Research Paper Episode 1: Brainstorming 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5HM8GjQwP8 

 

Decide on a topic to research between the two topics given below:  

 

The Amazing History of Dogs 

https://storyworks.scholastic.com/issues/2017-18/090117/the-amazing-history-of-dogs.html#On%20Level 

or 

Toxic Discoveries  

Two scientists team up to study deadly animal venom 

https://dynamath.scholastic.com/issues/2018-19/100118/toxic-discoveries.html#930L 

Print out and fill in the graphic organizer - Brainstorming Web pdf . 

Tuesday: What do I already know about my topic? 

Watch the instructional video: 

How to Write a Research Paper for Kids Episode 2: Planning 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qqyH-YvzXM 

Using the same research topic you choose on Monday from the two topics given below:  

The Amazing History of Dogs 

https://storyworks.scholastic.com/issues/2017-18/090117/the-amazing-history-of-dogs.html#On%20Level 

or 

Toxic Discoveries  

Two scientists team up to study deadly animal venom 

https://dynamath.scholastic.com/issues/2018-19/100118/toxic-discoveries.html#930L 

Print the K-W-L Chart and fill in the column “What do l know?” about my topic.  

 

Wednesday: What are some questions about my topic? What would others want to learn about? 

 

Watch the instructional video:  

How to Write a Research Paper Episode 3: Researching? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqKuTW6EWsg 

Using the same research topic you choose on Monday from the two topics given below:  

The Amazing History of Dogs 

https://storyworks.scholastic.com/issues/2017-18/090117/the-amazing-history-of-dogs.html#On%20Level 

 

or 

Toxic Discoveries  

Two scientists team up to study deadly animal venom 

https://dynamath.scholastic.com/issues/2018-19/100118/toxic-discoveries.html#930L 

 

Use the same K-W-L Chart from Tuesday’s lesson, fill in the 2nd column “What do I want to know?” about my topic. 

 

Thursday: Why is it important to support my answers? 

What are relevant details? 

What are irrelevant details? 

 

Watch the instructional video:  

How to Write a Research Paper for Kids Episode 3: Researching 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqKuTW6EWsg 

 

Using the same research topic you choose on Monday from the two topics given below:  

The Amazing History of Dogs 

https://storyworks.scholastic.com/issues/2017-18/090117/the-amazing-history-of-dogs.html#On%20Level 

or 

Toxic Discoveries  

Two scientists team up to study deadly animal venom 

https://dynamath.scholastic.com/issues/2018-19/100118/toxic-discoveries.html#930L 

 

Use the same K-W-L Chart from the previous lessons, fill in the 3rd column “What have I learned?” about my topic. 

Friday: How do I use my inference and details to form a paragraph? What did my reader learn about my topic? 

 

Watch the instructional videos:  

How to Write a Paragraph: Burger Paragraph 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itifsStKFGM 

Using the same research topic you choose on Monday from the two topics given below:  

The Amazing History of Dogs 

https://storyworks.scholastic.com/issues/2017-18/090117/the-amazing-history-of-dogs.html#On%20Level 

or 

Toxic Discoveries  

Two scientists team up to study deadly animal venom 

https://dynamath.scholastic.com/issues/2018-19/100118/toxic-discoveries.html#930L 

 

Write a paragraph on your research topic using the video, your graphic organizers: Brainstorming Web and your K-W-L chart to guide you. 

Writing:  

  • Tuesday - Friday: Continue the daily reading log of your independent reading books.  This may be typed in a Word document or kept in a journal. Your log should include a date, book tile, author and a minimum of five sentences about what you have read.  

  • Skills Maintenance: 

  • Spend 15/20 minutes practicing your penmanship and multiplication/division facts. 

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