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Minilessons to Pair with The Wild Robot: The Hybrid Union

Grade Levels
5th - 8th
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"The Hybrid Union" is an award winning film about two robots who use different resources to power themselves as they race across a desert. They decide to work together and use their combined power to pass up a smart new robot that is faster and more efficient.
This set of standards based lessons includes an examination of setting, plot, text structure, theme, and the identification of the Notice and Note signpost Again and Again.
Students will explore comparisons between the situations in the film with those in the novel "The Wild Robot" through discussion activities, graphic organizers, and the essential question: How are we connected to our environment? The short film is 4 minutes long and is NOT included with the lesson. You can find the film for free on multiple sites, including Google Play and YouTube.
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31 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


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