Distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information
Bloom’s Level Remember
Essential Question(s) How do we research a topic and share factual information using features of non-fiction?
When we write to inform, we research appropriate facts and include in an informative report.
Response to Literature based on Non-Fiction Text. Chose a text to respond to “The Outback: The Australian Outback” OR “Glaciers and Other Icy Bergs: Glaciers, Ice Sheets, and Icebergs.” Students will respond based on factual information. They will describe in an informative way the environment in the Outback by including specific facts that allow the reader to develop an understanding of the area.
Interim Unit Assessments X
Post Assessments Response to Literature- “The Mighty Hippopotamus” (MONDO 4-19) Try to incorporate features of non-fiction. Create a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast two types of Hippos. Summarize information by heading.
Performance Task – GRASPS
Real-world GOAL; meaningful ROLE for the student; authentic (or simulated) real-world AUDIENCE; a SITUATION that involves real-world application; student-generated culminating PRODUCTS and PERFORMANCES; performance STANDARDS (criteria) for judging success
Students will write an informational report that includes elements of non-fiction.
Classmates, teachers, parents, school community (bulletin board)
You are a immigrant traveling America arriving via Ellis Island.
You are a historical figure teaching others about the key events in your life.
Standards (Criteria) Student generated rubric that addresses specific standards.
Task /Performance Assessment (Consider the progression of Bloom’s Levels)
Task 1 – Iroquois Diary Entry
Researching facts and information pertaining to the time period. Focusing on setting and characters.
Task 2 - Biography
Students will research a historical figure from our Social Studies Curriculum. They will develop a report of the important facts in this person’s life. They will include key dates and facts about their life.
Task 3 – Bill of Rights
Compare/Contrast an amendment in the Bill of Rights from when it was written to how it is now. Illustrate Preamble. Illustrate each amendment and in writing.
Task 4 – Ellis Island Letters Home
Write a letter to your family back at home detailing your journey back to America.