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Making Comparisons with a Venn Diagram: Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
Making Comparisons with a Venn Diagram: Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
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Making Comparisons with a Venn Diagram: Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
Students read short biographies of pilot Bessie Coleman and astronaut Mae Jemison, each a pioneer in her field. They then practice using a Venn diagram to compare the lives and accomplishments of each woman.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Transition Words for Comparing & Contrasting
Transition Words for Comparing & Contrasting
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Transition Words for Comparing & Contrasting
Students will use transition words to support understanding of comparing and contrasting.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
Use this lesson to show your students that dreams can become reality with dedication and determination. This lesson will teach them about a man who made his dream come true by standing firm in front of the most challenging obstacles.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Two Truths and One Lie: Mae Jemison
Two Truths and One Lie: Mae Jemison
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Two Truths and One Lie: Mae Jemison
Use the game Two Truths and One Lie to help your students research facts about Mae Jemison.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast Information Across Sources
Compare and Contrast Information Across Sources
Lesson Plan
Compare and Contrast Information Across Sources
Sharpen your students’ reading and research skills in this lesson that guides them in comparing and contrasting information and drawing conclusions. Students will collect information across several resources including Internet sources.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: A Freedom Fighter
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: A Freedom Fighter
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: A Freedom Fighter
Young readers will practice synthesizing information from multiple sources on the same topic in this reading comprehension worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: We Need Clean Water
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: We Need Clean Water
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Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: We Need Clean Water
Young readers will practice synthesizing information from multiple sources on the same topic in this reading comprehension worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Battle of the Texts: Print vs. Electronics
Battle of the Texts: Print vs. Electronics
Lesson Plan
Battle of the Texts: Print vs. Electronics
Are you a page turner or a mouse clicker? In this lesson, students compare and contrast text features in two types of nonfictions texts: print and electronic.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Two Truths and One Lie: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Two Truths and One Lie: Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Two Truths and One Lie: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Use the game Two Truths and One Lie to help your students research facts about Martin Luther King, Jr. Learners will decide which two statements are true and which is a lie.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Lesson Plan
Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a 17th century writer and philosopher who today is considered one of the first documented feminists and advocates for women’s education. In this lesson, students will read two nonfiction texts about Sor Juana and discuss her life and accomplishments before writing an opinion piece about her.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Mythological Creature: Vampire
Mythological Creature: Vampire
Lesson Plan
Mythological Creature: Vampire
Bram Stoker's Dracula has inspired feelings of fear and morbid curiosity for over a century. With this lesson plan, your students will get a taste of the literary work while learning about the myth behind vampires.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Comparing with Transition Words
Comparing with Transition Words
Lesson Plan
Comparing with Transition Words
Help ELs learn how to compare and contrast multiple nonfiction resources, using transition words to support their understanding. It can be a stand-alone lesson or support for the lesson Compare and Contrast Information Across Sources.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Chemistry Is Marie Curie
Chemistry Is Marie Curie
Lesson Plan
Chemistry Is Marie Curie
Marie Curie’s monumental achievements in chemistry and physics are remarkable. In this lesson, your students will read two accounts of her life, integrate the details, and assess the importance of having more than one source of information.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Comparing Nonfiction Text Features
Comparing Nonfiction Text Features
Lesson Plan
Comparing Nonfiction Text Features
Not all nonfiction texts on the same topic are created equal! Using this lesson plan, your class will become familiar with nonfiction features by comparing and contrasting texts on a shared topic.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Side-By-Side Nonfiction Text Features
Side-By-Side Nonfiction Text Features
Worksheet
Side-By-Side Nonfiction Text Features
Get to know nonfiction text features! Use this resource with your class to compare nonfiction text features for same-topic selections. This resource goes along with the Comparing Nonfiction Text Features lesson plan.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Learn About Ramadan
Learn About Ramadan
Worksheet
Learn About Ramadan
Get out those books, open the laptop, and research what Ramadan is all about. Your child can learn valuable research skills while learning about this holiday.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Making Connections Between Fiction and Nonfiction
Making Connections Between Fiction and Nonfiction
Worksheet
Making Connections Between Fiction and Nonfiction
Use this organizer to compare facts from a nonfiction text with examples from a novel or short story.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Comparing with Transition Words
Glossary: Comparing with Transition Words
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Glossary: Comparing with Transition Words
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Comparing with Transition Words.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Comparing with Transition Words
Vocabulary Cards: Comparing with Transition Words
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Vocabulary Cards: Comparing with Transition Words
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Comparing with Transition Words.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fiction to Fact
Fiction to Fact
Worksheet
Fiction to Fact
If your child is reading a novel for school, encourage him to draw parallels to the real world in this fun news scavenger hunt.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet