This product is designed as a 3-4 day lesson on text features for a 45-minute class period. It's even possible to compact the lesson into two days.
The text features file features the lesson plan, an 18-slide PowerPoint, and handouts to accompany the activities and project. The students spend the last 1-2 days creating text features for an article about creating electricity from cow manure. Students will work in groups, pairs, and individually while tapping into their creativity for the final product.
The lesson addresses the Common Core Standard for Science/Social Studies Literacy: Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other
information in print and digital texts. It also addresses RI3.5 and RI 6.7. This is a great filler lesson for when you have a 2-3 day gap between units, for tying up the end of the quarter or semester, or even beginning the year!