Grade 5 ELA Module 2A, Unit 2, Lesson 1

INTRODUCTION TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOF IN THE WORLD: WHY DOES MEG LOWMAN RESEARCH THE RAINFOREST? (PAGES 2-4)

This lesson opens with a quick activity about Meg Lowman and her research. This activity is intended to build students’ background knowledge, but more importantly to pique their curiosity. Do not worry if their knowledge about Meg Lowman is quite limited during the initial KWL charting. They revisit the KWL many times throughout the unit, and rely on their KWL notes during their end of unit assessment.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing...
RI.5.2 Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details;...
RI.5.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant...

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