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Cyberspace Explorer: Getting to Know Christopher Columbus

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Cyberspace Explorer: Getting to Know Christopher Columbus

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Two 50- to 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Jill Woolley Stafford

Jill Woolley Stafford

Woodbridge, Virginia

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Lesson Plans

Student Interactives

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson

Prove It!: A Citation Scavenger Hunt

Students are challenged to find citations that support details about the characters, plot, or themes from a text.

 

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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.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

K-W-L Creator

This tool allows students to create an online K-W-L chart. Saving capability makes it easy for them to start the chart before reading and then return to it to reflect on what they learned.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 13

Columbus Day is recognized today.

Students create a class or individual "Book of Privileges" based on accomplishments that students have achieved and the rewards they have received as a result of their work.

 

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PRINTOUTS

Grades   3 – 8  |  Printout  |  Graphic Organizer

K-W-L Chart

This K-W-L Chart, which tracks what a student knows (K), wants to know (W), and has learned (L) about a topic, can be used before, during, and after research projects.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Printout  |  Graphic Organizer

K-W-L-S Chart

This printable extends the familiar K-W-L’s means of organizing students’ prior knowledge, formulating inquiry questions, and recording new learning by adding space for questions for further inquiry.

 

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