1. Topic-
Amazon River
2. Content-
Students will have the opportunity to discuss the Amazon River.

Amazon River
South America
Nile River
Franciso de Orellana
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
2: The learner will apply strategies and skills to comprehend text that is read, heard, and viewed.
4. Objectives-
2.02: Interact with the text before, during, and after reading, listening, and viewing by:
making predictions.
Formulating questions.
Supporting answers from textual information, previous experience, and/or other sources.
making connections with previous experiences, information, and ideas.
5. Materials and Aids-
Comprehension passage
high lighters
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Pose EQ: How does making connections to our lives help us understand text?

Introduce the concept of readers theater.
Has anyone ever been to a play, or been IN a play? If so, describe it.

B. Development-

Raise your hand if you know any facts about the Amazon river.
What is a river? Who knows where the Amazon is located?

Discuss vocabulary words that will be in the passage and show corresponding pictures using AVERKEY.

C. Practice-

Read the title and make predictions based on what you already know about the Amazon River now that we've seen pictures and talked about vocabulary.

Students will first read through the comprehension questions and high light/underline/circle key words.

Students will read the selection aloud.

D. Independent Practice-

Students will answer the comprehension questions about the Amazon River.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

Help students who are struggling with independent work.

F. Checking for understanding-

Re- pose EQ.

Did it help you to better comprehend the information about Iguanas if you already knew what they looked like?

G. Closure-

Does thinking about a personal experience help you to better understand what we've read? Why? Discuss.
7. Evaluation-
Ticket out the door: Name something new you learned about the Amazon River.

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