Supporting an Opinion: Why is the Rainforest Canopy a Difficult Place to Research? (Pages 9–10)

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What do you think? Readers focus on pages 9-10 of The Most Beautiful Roof in the World to form opinions about the difficulty of researching the rainforest canopy. They begin by discussing the skills required to be a scientist and finish by taking a close look at vocabulary before writing their opinion.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Ask a science researcher to speak to the class or have the class look up information about science researchers
Classroom Considerations
  • Part three of 15 in Grade 5 ELA Module 2a, Unit 2
  • Requires completing lessons in order
Pros
  • Offers a reading note catcher to organize thoughts
  • Lists vocabulary to teach to increase lesson comprehension 
Cons
  • None
Common Core