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Listen, Look, and Learn: An Information-Gathering Process

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Listen, Look, and Learn: An Information-Gathering Process

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Minilesson
Estimated Time 30 minutes
Lesson Author

Janie Schomberg

Janie Schomberg

Urbana, Illinois

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Materials and Technology

Printouts

Websites

Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Score One For The Sloths by Helen Lester (Houghton Mifflin, 2001)

  • Animal Specialists by Nathan Aaseng (Lerner Publications, 1987)

  • "Sloth" in World Book Student Discovery Encyclopedia, Vol. 10, p. 121 (World Book, Inc., 2000)

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PRINTOUTS

Information Wheel

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WEBSITES

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PREPARATION

  • Gather resources listed in the Resources section.

  • The diagram of a sloth can either be projected directly from a computer or printed out and made into a transparency for overhead projection.

  • Create an information wheel by drawing a large circle on poster board, following the model Information Wheel provided:

    1. Divide the circle into 3 large pie pieces. The three sections should be labeled, each with a different question:

      • Where does it live?

      • What does it look like?

      • What does it do?

    2. "Topic: Sloth" should be printed in large letters above the wheel.

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