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This half day of lesson plans is broken down into 4 separate segments (30-60 minutes each) addressing several ELA standards using “Food Chains & Food Webs” by Jennifer Kaul. Your students will use Close Reading comprehension techniques (RI.5.1-5.4, 5.6, 5.8), Synthesizing of Text, Key Details, Vocabulary, Compare & Contrast, Text Features, & Summarizing.
Segment 1: Students will take literal interpretation of informational text to evaluation and synthesizing.
Segment 2: Students will complete a graphic organizer to compare and contrast food chains and food webs.
Segment 3: Students will create and use two headings to write a summary of the informational text.
Segment 4: Students will create a graphic organizer and complete an illustration of a chosen living thing and how it gets its energy.
These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.
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