Building Background Knowledge: Why Are Sports Important in American Culture?

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What makes sports so special to many Americans? Scholars ponder the question as they participate in a gallery walk, immersing themselves in images and texts about sports. Pupils also complete a vocabulary strategies anchor chart to practice using context clues to learn the meaning of new words.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Invite individuals to research a famous athlete and share about his or her achievements with a partner
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson one of seven from the Grade 5 ELA Module 3A, Unit 1 series
  • Prepare text and images ahead of time for the gallery walk
Pros
  • Includes tips for meeting all students' instructional needs
  • Provides helpful teaching notes
Cons
  • None
Common Core