1. Topic-
2. Content-
We will start with the weekly concept which is investigations. Students will gain basic knowledge to answer the question for the week which is: How do we investigate questions about nature?
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Students will be able to go back to the text for evidence about how her mother's advice was helpful to Lucy's study of nature.
2. The students will be able to reflect on what took place and the importance that passage has to the story.
4. Objectives-
1. Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on remarks of others
2. Review key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of information and knowledge gained from discussions.
3. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to investigating a passage.
5. Materials and Aids-
Power point, textbook reader and laptops
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Pose the question of the week which is How do we investigate in Nature?
2. Ask the students by roving reporter how can we investigate in nature.
3. Then ask how can we use that to investigate deeper into our writings.
4. They will then pair share what they have before a brief share aloud.

B. Development-

1. I will take my writing and demonstrate where in the process I am at, where am I stuck, and how I can go back to my story and investigate information I may be missing.

C. Practice-

1. There will be teams of four that will work on going back to investigate and add to an already written paper as a team.
2. They are to find as many mistakes/ opportunities to add information before coming back to a whole class. After determined amount of time.
3.I will circle among groups to see how well they comprehend and answer questions.

D. Independent Practice-

1. They will finish one worksheet on their own that has been assigned under their Wonders profile pertaining to the story.
2. They then will journal in their online journals about investigations.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. There will be an adjusted story that is on the correct reading level assigned in their wonders. Or questions will be easier/reduced in number
2. They will be able to dictate their answers when needed.
3. Their writing responses will be shorter than assigned and be in the same digital format, or in paper form if that is preferred.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Using thumbs up, thumbs down ask the students specific question to how we can investigate further can we find. Mistakes we have missed in our writing?
2. Verbally ask students why the author was able to have us look at the grasshopper to infer their understanding of the question of the week.

G. Closure-

1.we will come back together and we will watch the story this time. I I will then ask more investigative level questions then offered at the beginning.
2. I will also point out that they should have noticed that not everyone will pull the same information each time, but it still maybe just as relevant as the others. It is all in the eye of the writer.
7. Evaluation-
1. At the end of the unit they will write, edit, analyze and publish their writings

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