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Beyond History Books: Researching With Twin Texts and Technology

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Beyond History Books: Researching With Twin Texts and Technology

Grades 4 – 8
Estimated Time Ten 30- to 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Lotta C. Larson, Ph.D.

Lotta C. Larson, Ph.D.

Manhattan, Kansas

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Using Tiered Companion Texts to Comprehend Complex Nonfiction Texts

Students progress through increasingly difficult tiered texts to gain the necessary background knowledge and problem-solving skills to comprehend complex nonfiction texts.

 

Grades   11 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

A Blast from the Past with Nuclear Chemistry

After researching the history and basic facts of a nuclear chemistry topic, students utilize the Web 2.0 tool Timetoast to create an electronic timeline that they use to present their research to the class.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Timeline

Students generate descriptive timelines and can include images in the description.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 23

Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, was integrated in 1957.

After viewing some footage from the actual event, students jot down thoughts and feelings of the Little Rock Nine. Students then write a bio-poem that might have been written by one of these students on this historic day.

 

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