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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Reading Through Different Lenses: Making Text Connections Across the Curriculum
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Estimated Time||One 50-minute session|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Computers with Internet access
- LCD projector and/or interactive whiteboard
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
Useful for a wide variety of reading and writing activities, this outlining tool allows students to organize up to five levels of information.
- Find a content area textbook excerpt or find excerpts from other content areas by seeking assistance from colleagues in other disciplines about texts they use. Explore and bookmark websites such as Science Daily or First Amendment Center for other texts and extensions to this lesson.
- Number sentences in the text passage for easy directions.
- Print the material or make sure that students can electronically review the Sample Science Text to complete the Reading Through Different Lenses printout. In lieu of using the online tool, students can complete the questions using the interactive ReadWriteThink Notetaker tool.
- Bookmark ReadWriteThink Notetaker on the classroom or school computers. Use the short self-guided tutorial to practice using the tool before starting the lesson.
- Review the Different Lenses Rubric for the activity.