Reflection: Lesson Planning Meet My Great Ants (and Uncles) - Section 2: Cloning An Author


How Can You Find Relevant Science Text?


There are a variety of free resources available online. Since these are online resources, students can use any device to access this information. Each of these online resources can be implemented into your lessons and units in different ways. I will explain about each resource.

Newslea contains nonfiction literacy and current events. After a free sign up, you can search for current event text by topic, key term, grade level, reading standard (ie- central idea), and/or articles with quizzes. You can also assign a writing prompt and ask students to submit the prompt as a response to the article. Each article can be "redesigned" or "rewritten" by Lexile level, according to the needs of your students.

DOGO News contains articles for kids on current events. Also a free resource that addresses the needs of students for all modalities of learning. The articles and information are arranged by common core state standard (CCSS), grade level, and science standard. The website articles contain pictures and video related to the text, comprehension questions, critical thinking to challenge students, and interactive vocabulary on each article.

Smithsonian Tween Tribune contains article for kids with featured topics about a variety of subjects written by kids and professional journalists. This free resource has articles arranged by grade level and/or Lexile level and has critical thinking challenges as well. Articles are also written in spanish and contain media and video to help support struggling readers. 

  How Can You Find Relevant Science Text?
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Meet My Great Ants (and Uncles)

Unit 4: Pond Study: Plant & Animal Cells
Lesson 3 of 7

Objective: SWBAT synthesize a science reading into a set of key ideas.

Big Idea: Successful science involves teaching science concepts and communication skills. Using a reading strategy, students practice bringing meaning to, as well as constructing meaning from, a science text.

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Science, compare-and-contrast, plants, animal cells, plant cells, synthesize, cloning an author, animal
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