Reading and Writing About How to Perform a Process: How Meg Lowman Studies the Rainforest (Pages 4–8)

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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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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Work with a science/biology teacher to carry out the process of preserving a specimen
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson two of 15 in Grade 5 ELA Module 2a, Unit 2
  • Complete lessons in order
  • Requires materials for preserving a specimen group work (newspaper, glue, cardboard, etc.)
Pros
  • Includes list of steps for teacher reference
  • Offers ideas for meeting the needs of all readers
Cons
  • None