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Mid-Unit Assessment: Text-Dependent Questions about “The TV Guy”

For Teachers 5th Standards
Say hi to the TV guy. Readers finish their mid unit assessments by reading The TV Guy and answering text-dependent questions. Learners complete multiple choice as well as short and long answer questions pertaining to comprehension,...
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Making Inferences: What Motivated Philo Farnsworth?

For Teachers 5th Standards
Turn on the tube. Learners take a look at pages 10-13 of The Boy Who Invented TV. They work in groups and complete a first read to determine the gist of the section. They then reread the pages to  make and revise previous inferences and...
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Determining Main Ideas and Summarizing: Philo Farnsworth’s Early Years

For Teachers 5th Standards
Teamwork makes the dream work! Learners work in groups to analyze pages 2-9 of The Boy Who Invented TV, The Story of Philo Farnsworth. They complete a first read to determine the gist and a second read to identify main idea and provide a...
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Mid-Unit Assessment: Analyzing Visual Elements in a Graphic Novel

For Teachers 5th Standards
Can I get a visual? Scholars work on their mid-unit assessments by analyzing vocabulary and discussing visual elements in Investigating the Scientific Method with Max Axiom Super Scientist. They then reflect on their learning by...
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Paraphrasing Quotes and Analyzing Visual Elements, Part 3: Investigating the Scientific Method with Max Axiom Super Scientist

For Teachers 5th Standards
Come again? Scholars repeat actions taken in the last two lessons using section 3 of Investigating the Scientific Method with Max Axiom Super Scientist. They first read the section to determine the gist and then carry out a second read...
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Paraphrasing Quotes and Analyzing Visual Elements: Investigating the Scientific Method with Max Axiom Super Scientist

For Teachers 5th Standards
Pay close attention. Learners discuss the things close readers do and record them in a chart. They then silently reading section 1 of Investigating the Scientific Method wit Max Axiom Super Scientist and write the gist of the text in...
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Final Performance Task: Presenting Graphic Novelettes

For Teachers 5th Standards
Let's get graphic. Serving as the final performance task of the unit, scholars complete their graphic novelettes and design covers based on their sketches. Finally, they present their hard work to classmates. 
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Informational Text Features: Analyzing “Hawaii’s Endangered Happy Face Spider”

For Teachers 5th Standards
Some things are better the second time around. Scholars reread an article about Hawaii's happy face spider, answering text-dependent questions as they read. Then, they use a Venn diagram to compare the text features of interviews and...
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Close Read: Epiphytes of the Rainforest and the Creatures That Call Them Home (Pages 24–26)

For Teachers 5th Standards
It's all connected. Scholars use pages 24-26 of The Most Beautiful Roof in the World to identify the relationship between the plants and animals in the rainforest. They answer and discuss questions about the relationship with a group....
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Reading for Details: Taking an Inventory in the Rainforest (Pages 28–31)

For Teachers 5th Standards
Take inventory. Scholars analyze pages 28-31 of The Most Beautiful Roof in the World and use a note catcher to model how Meg Lowman took inventory of the species in the rainforest. Learners then take a close look at the vocabulary in the...
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Mid-Unit Assessment: Text-Dependent MultipleChoice and Short Answer Assessment

For Teachers 5th Standards
Shout it from the rooftops. Scholars take a mid-unit assessment of their reading thus far in The Most Beautiful Roof in the World. Learners answer multiple choice, short answer, and fill in the blank questions relating to pages 22-23 of...
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Reading Informational Text for Details: Meg’s Rainforest Experiment (Pages 17–20)

For Teachers 5th Standards
Take good notes. Scholars record information in their note catcher sheets as the teacher reads aloud pages 17-20 of The Most Beautiful Roof in the World. Learners then reread parts of the text in groups and rotate to share the notes they...
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Close Reading in Expert Groups: What is it Like in the Rainforest Canopy? (Pages 13–16)

For Teachers 5th Standards
Put it together piece by piece. Scholars read pages 13-16 of The Most Beautiful Roof in the World by dividing it into chunks. They analyze each chunk for gist and word meaning. Individuals then create a matching game by writing chunk...
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Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Analyzing an Interview with a Rainforest Scientist Part 1

For Teachers 5th Standards
What's it like to study snakes, reptiles, and turtles in their natural habitats? Serving as the mid-unit assessment, pupils read an interview with a rainforest scientist. Next, they analyze the text and answer text-dependent questions.
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Summarizing Informational Text: “Hawaii’s Endangered Happy Face Spider”

For Teachers 5th Standards
Put on a happy face. Using an interesting resource, pupils read an informational text about Hawaii's endangered Happy Face Spider. Next, they participate in a jigsaw discussion to find the gist of the article. 
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Reading an Interview: “Sloth Canopy Researcher: Bryson Voirin”

For Teachers 5th Standards
It's time to slow down and learn about sloths! Scholars read the first few questions of an interview with a sloth canopy researcher, looking for the gist. Next, they create a glossary in the back of their journals to add new scientific...
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Reading and Writing About How to Perform a Process: How Meg Lowman Studies the Rainforest (Pages 4–8)

For Teachers 5th Standards
It's a process. Scholars read to understand the process Meg Lowman uses for pressing specimens. Learners work in groups to define vocabulary and create a list of the steps used. They then carry out the steps using provided materials. 
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Food Waste and the Environment

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Out of sight out of mind can be a dangerous habit. Learners investigate the life of food waste after it leaves people's homes and its impact on the environment. They complete a series of three activities that involve building a mini...
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Food Waste and Natural Resources

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
There is a limited supply of natural resources. Pupils complete a series of activities to investigate the natural resources used in food processing. They consider food waste to draw conclusions about the amount of resources used...
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Martin Luther King Crossword Puzzle

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Martin Luther King, Jr. led the movement that came to define civil rights in 20th century America. Reinforce class members' knowledge of terms like segregation, tolerance, and peaceful  with a crossword puzzle.
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New Year's Day Crossword Puzzle

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Three, two, one—Happy New Year! Ring in the magical moment between old and new years with an interactive crossword puzzle. Pupils read clues to guess words such as millennium, countdown, and fireworks.
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Presidents' Day Crossword Puzzle

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
How much do you know about the United States presidents? Put your knowledge to the test with an interactive crossword puzzle all about American government.
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Hanukkah Crossword Puzzle

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Hanukkah is the theme of a festive crossword puzzle. The online learning game challenges players to read and answer questions with holiday-related vocabulary terms. Hints are provided at the cost of points. 
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Thanksgiving Crossword Puzzle

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Solve an eight-question crossword puzzle all about Thanksgiving. Players click on rows and columns, read a question, and answer using the given letters. Hints are provided at a point cost.