This 2-day non-fiction lesson of hydro-electricity, or hydro-power, provides easy to understand information in a close reading format with carefully detailed lesson plans to follow. It includes reading, discussion questions, labeling illustration, worksheet with questions, and writing assignment. Perfect with a study of power, electricity, hydro-electricity, or environmental issues.
It can be used as informational reading in conjunction with a novel study. It will provide needed background knowledge for fully understanding the fictional reading of City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau. This lesson is a close reading activity featuring a non-fiction passage that discusses how water creates electricity as described in the novel. included are suggestions of when to use it.
Close Reading is a reading strategy that carefully scaffolds rigorous text by helping students learn to pay close attention to details, use context cues for understanding vocabulary words, infer author’s purpose and possible bias, and analyze and evaluate new information. The teacher acts as coach and allows students to identify, infer, discuss, and express opinion throughout the reading.
Depending on the ability, focus, and motivation of your students, the teacher decides how many paragraphs for the students to annotate. You may even want to differentiate within your own class by creating partners or teams and assigning advanced students a greater number of paragraphs, and struggling readers less and allowing them more time.
This text is purposely harder than students are accustomed to so that students learn to struggle intellectually and to revisit the passage often to answer questions and give opinions/writings.
Hydro electricity, hydro power, hyrdroelectricity, hydropower, science close reading, science worksheets, how electricity is made, history of electricity, electricity close reading, science printables, science activities, City of Ember worksheets, City of Ember literacy center, science common core. City of Ember close reading, City of Ember Non-fiction text