This lesson uses the books Volcanoes by Seymour Simon, and Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens by Patricia Lauber.
This lesson includes rigorous activities to encourage higher level thinking, group discussion, and cooperative learning.
The lesson includes the following activities for students:
- Comparing and contrasting text features in both books with a graphic organizer
- Critiquing both author's use of text features
- Creating a project persuading classmates on which author use better features
- A debate on which author did better
The lesson includes differentiated activities for high, medium, and lower learners.
The lesson includes a work time chart for students to keep track of participating and a graphic organizer.