Close Reading of The Life and Times of the Ant

Resource ID#: 60765 Type: Lesson Plan

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General Information

Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 4
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Document Camera, Computer for Presenter, Adobe Acrobat Reader
Instructional Time: 4 Hour(s)
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: The Life and Times of the Ant, text features, graphic features, informational text, compare and contrast, text structure
Instructional Component Type(s): Lesson Plan Worksheet Assessment Text Resource Formative Assessment
Instructional Design Framework(s): Direct Instruction, Writing to Learn

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Comprehension: Compare and Contrast:

In this activity, students will identify similarities and differences between two topics. NOTE: The activity will need to compare and contrast information from two texts on the same topic to fully meet the aligned standards.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Text Feature Find:

In this activity, students will locate text features and explain how they help the reader understand the text.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Text Structure Reflection:

In this activity, students will identify text structures and complete corresponding graphic organizers. Multiple graphic organizers are provided, and a reference sheet is also provided that includes an explanation, signal words, and graphic organizer templates for each text structure.

Type: Student Center Activity

Vocabulary: Word Share:

In this activity, students will find, discuss, record, and define selected words in a text.

Type: Student Center Activity