2-1/2 week lesson plan focusing on 6 authors that teaches using bookmarks on the internet, includes scavenger hunt for author information, writing, and presentation. Â Plan also hasÂ parent letters for author information and websites to encourage family involvement. This is approximately a 2-1/2 week unit designed for 5th graders using these 6 authors: Eve Bunting, Tomie dePaola, Patricia Reilly Giff, Carol Gorman, Daniel Pinkwater, and Jerry Spinelli. This unit could be adapted to any 6 authors. The standards and benchmarks addressed are: a. Use technology to research and collect data from the Internet. 1) Search various web sites to locate needed information 2) Use bookmarks b. Read, understand and respond to a variety of materials for various purposes 1) Develop awareness and appreciation of authors and genres 2) Organize information into a presentation to communicate with others 3) Identify strategies and techniques authors use when writing c. Work cooperatively with others Complex thinking skills incorporated into this unit include: a. Induction - Knowing the pieces of information about this author and his/her works, what generalizations can you make? Would you like this authoru2019s works? b. Inquiry - If this author were to write a new book, predict and describe what that would be like. c. Classifying - Identify the genre(s) into which the works of this author would fit.
- GLE 0501.2.2
- Continue to develop strategies for expressing thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively.
- GLE 0501.2.4
- Participate in teams for work and discussion.
- GLE 0501.3.1
- Write for a variety of purposes and to different audiences.
- GLE 0501.3.3
- Know and apply the steps of the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, evaluating, and publishing.
- GLE 0501.4.1
- Conduct research to access and present information.
- GLE 0501.4.2
- Collect, organize, determine reliability, and use information researched.
- GLE 0501.8.1
- Use previously learned comprehension strategies before, during, and after reading.
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