Reflection: Lesson Planning The Woolly Mammoth, a Close Reading Lesson - Section 4: Explore

 

Until I started using Newsela.com, it was always difficult for me to find nonfiction articles to use with my class. I love that I can differentiate according to lexile and that some of the articles come with questions, and writing opportunity responses. These articles are free to use, can be accessed online, and printed for student use. My lesson planning now includes current event articles that are lexile appropriate and extremely engaging.

  Using current events to engage students always a plus.
  Lesson Planning: Using current events to engage students always a plus.
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The Woolly Mammoth, a Close Reading Lesson

Unit 15: Elephants an Adaptation Project
Lesson 3 of 7

Objective: Construct an argument that may explain why the woolly mammoth became extinct by reading an article to demonstrate understanding of the concept, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers and stating at least two supporting details.

Big Idea: Constructing an argument should be based on evidence.

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Science, informational text, close reading, adaptation, endangered species, elephants
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