Lesson Plan

Conducting Research: Analyzing a Variety of Sources to Capture Information about My Insect

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From picture to words. Scholars analyze a picture of an ant and then list two facts they observed and any questions that may arise. Expert groups from the previous instructional activity then look at a diagram about either an ant or butterfly and add to their note catchers. The group watches Army Ants vs. Rainforest Land Crab: Monster Bug Wars and relates the video to the idiom an eye for an eye.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Teach along with science standards relating to organism relationships (predator/prey)
Classroom Considerations
  • Installment seven of 15 in the series 5th Grade ELA Module 2a, Unit 3
  • Order of lessons matters
  • Find a close-up picture of an ant prior to the class
  • Incorporates the study of diagrams and informational text features
  • Includes all group materials
  • None
Common Core