Lesson: Using Diagrams

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Lesson Objective

Students will be able to create and answer questions based on diagrams.

Lesson Plan

State Standard: 3.IT-E.6. Identify and use knowledge of common textual features to make predictions about content (e.g., title, heading, table of contents, glossary, and captions).

 

Standard Name: Text Features

Objective: Students will be able to use diagrams to determine a sequence or order of steps of a process about a particular topic. 

 

Do-Now:  Share out, what is one diagram that helped you?

 

 

Opening: We can also find another type of illustration when we look at an informational text.  Sometimes we can find diagrams that label different parts of something or diagrams that determine a process of something important.  When can you think of a time where a diagram was really important.  I had a really hard time reading directions what helped me put things together was to look at diagrams and be able to look at the pictures on how to build things. 

 

Directed Instruction: 

Model looking at a diagram.

When you see a diagram ask yourself the question, what is this picture trying to show me?  Is it trying to show me a process or a model?  IF it is a process it is trying to show you steps, if it is model it is trying to show you parts.

Diagrams can help us figure out a process or what important parts a model might have.  Sometimes we are asked to answer questions based on looking at a diagram.  A diagram is another important part that cannot get overlooked.

Model looking at a diagram of Mission to Pluto resource.  What can we learn from the diagram, make notes on chart paper. 

 

Guided Practice: Model looking at a diagram of Mission to Pluto resource.  What can we learn from the diagram, make notes on chart paper.  For student to see.  Teacher should ask students questions where they would have to draw information from looking at a diagram. 

 

Independent Practice:

Students will find a diagram in a newspaper or non-fiction text and create questions based on that diagram. 

Lesson Resources

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