This is a Reading Comprehension lesson plan that uses Science content. The lesson plan follows the 5E Lesson Plan model. The 5 Es are Engagement, Exploration, Explanation, Elaboration, and Evaluation. The plan uses science content to enforce reading comprehension, however, any reading passage can apply to this lesson plan. The lesson plan applies to Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the common core standards. The lesson is designed for the average students, however it includes differentiated lesson plan ideas.
The lesson plan is designed for 5th grade however it can be adjusted to any grade level. The activities are responsive and able to adapted to different types of reading.
The reading objectives include: Students will be able to analyze, make inferences, and draw conclusions about expository text; provide evidence from text to support their understanding; determine the facts in text and verify them through established methods.
TEKS, Common Core Standards, cross curricular reading, reading skills, reading strategies, vocabulary, differentiated instruction, already knew, need to know, prior knowledge, informal assessment, informational text, fiction, nonfiction, expository.