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Elementary Library Media (K-5)
Strand 6 Standard 2
2 class periods of 30 minutes each
This lesson is part of a larger research unit, students have their source material and will highlight keywords and phrases using the graphic organizer from Step Up to Writing and build a paragraph on animal contributions to their environment.
Teachers need to understand the energy and matter cycles.
Students should understand ecosystems, living and non-living, as well as how to find a book in the library.
Students will build a presentation document, i.e. powerpoint, prezi,SWAY, to show how that animal exists in their environment.
Teacher will discuss and show what a contribution is
Students will read material and fill out their graphic organizer on their animals contributions to the environment using keywords and phrases
Students will use the graphic organizer to write a paragraph using the steps outlined in Step Up to Writing. Paragraph will include a topic sentence and summary sentence after details.
Students will be engaged due to choice and breadth of topics. Librarian will guide choice of materials to match reading ability.
Completed rough draft of paragraph