Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge DVD Notetakers and Essay Writers - Section 1: Warm Up

 

I sometimes forget to use the effective KWL Chart with 5th graders.  It's a great tool that shouldn't be underestimated just because they're in upper elementary.  One of the reasons it is so effective is that the kids love throwing out the information they learned in previous grade levels, which then spurs on the remaining questions they still have. 

In our activity, I had our life sized skeleton, Seymour, standing in the front of the room just daring the kids to participate.  He will still be standing there at the end when we write what we learned.

  K-W-L
  Connection to Prior Knowledge: K-W-L
Loading resource...
 

DVD Notetakers and Essay Writers

Unit 15: We're Always Writing Something!
Lesson 9 of 11

Objective: TSWBAT take notes while watching an informational DVD, then write an essay.

Big Idea: WATCH DVD...RECORD notes...WRITE an essay

  Print Lesson
2 teachers like this lesson
Standards:
Subject(s):
  50 minutes
presenting her
 
1
2
3
Similar Lessons
 
Exploring the Americas Game
5th Grade ELA » Explorers of America
Big Idea: Students will gain an understanding of what motivated the explorers to leave their countries.
  Favorites(28)
  Resources(15)
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
Rose Ortiz
 
Study of Environmental Issues: Water Pollution
5th Grade Science » Ecosystems
Big Idea: In this lesson, students continue creating a big book on environmental issues. Today, they explore water pollution by researching the problem, causes, impact, and the steps humans can take help protect the environment.
  Favorites(15)
  Resources(24)
MT
Environment: Urban
Kara Nelson
 
Creating to Scale Planet 2D Models
5th Grade Math » Measurement
Big Idea: Student astronauts explore science and math that is out of this world!
  Favorites(32)
  Resources(32)
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Urban
Cathy Skinner
 
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload
details
close