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Exploring Cause and Effect Using Expository Texts About Natural Disasters

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Exploring Cause and Effect Using Expository Texts About Natural Disasters

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 30- to 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Lisa Leliaert

Fishers, Indiana

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Lesson Plans

Student Interactives

Calendar Activities

 

LESSON PLANS

Grades   2 – 4  |  Lesson Plan

Engaging With Cause-and-Effect Relationships Through Creating Comic Strips

Students demonstrate their knowledge of cause-and-effect relationships by creating original comic strips and sharing their completed work in an oral presentation format.

 

Grades   5 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Glogging About Natural Disasters

After researching various natural disasters, students share their findings with each other using glogs, or through poster presentations.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

ReadWriteThink Webbing Tool

The Webbing Tool provides a free-form graphic organizer for activities that ask students to pursue hypertextual thinking and writing.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Essay Map

The Essay Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for an informational, definitional, or descriptive essay.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 9

Science writer Seymour Simon was born in 1931.

Students select and explore a scientific topic in detail using Simon's nonfiction science books and then use what they learn to write original poetry on the topic.

 

Grades   K – 11  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 23

The tropical storm that became Katrina formed over the Bahamas in 2005.

As a class, students explore weather-related and other natural disasters that their geographical area is prone to and review emergency preparedness and procedures.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 12

On this date in 1901, Andrew Carnegie gave $5.2 million to New York City libraries.

Students write expository and persuasive pieces with the help of the Persuasion Map and Essay Map interactives, and compare the essential features of the two modes of writing.

 

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