I created this SmartBoard file for my own personal use with a read aloud of Camping With the President by Ginger Wadsworth in conjunction with the NYC Grade 4 John Muir Common Core Task Bundle.
Common Core Standards RI.4.1 and RI. 4.10.
Slide 1: Discuss who John Muir was and his conservation efforts.
Read aloud Camping With the President by Ginger Wadsworth.
Slide 2: Review vocabulary and what it means to be a conservationist.
Slide 3: Describe the setting of the story
Slide 4: Identify John Muir’s characteristics.
Students can drag an adjective to the list.
Slide 5: Compare and Contrast the characters from the story.
John Muir vs Theodore Roosevelt
Slide 6: Students recall details as they sequence events from the story, from beginning to end. Use the graphic organizer. Students may illustrate their response when done.
Slide 7: This slide includes a link to a clip that explains and depicts the unusual meeting between Roosevelt and Muir in California’s Yosemite Valley and discussion questions.
You will need Smart Notebook 9.0 or higher to use this tool.