In this reading and writing lesson students will understand how knowing more about a subject matter creates enthusiasm for a project. Geared for 3rd-5th grade, the lesson can be used as a stand-alone, guided reading lesson or the whole lesson plan can be used to extend the reading into an animal research project. This lesson includes a prereading activity, research and prewriting organizers and a rubric. This lesson hopes to instill an interest in research in even the most reluctant students who think all work is 'boring'.
Lesson by Lisa Connors