1. Topic-
Reading Comprehension:
Year of the Boar Unit
Lesson 4
2. Content-
Reading Comprehension
Compare and Contrast
Cultural Diversity
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Students will interpret both implicit and explicit meaning from text.
2.Students will contrast and compare Chinese and American cultures and settings.
3.Students will collaborate with a peer in order to create a digital document supporting their findings.
4. Students will successfully access, share, edit, and add a hyperlinks to a Google document.
5. Students will locate appropriate images that are copyright free using Google Advanced Search.
4. Objectives-
RL.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
RL.5.3. Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
RI.5.1 1. Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

2a. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
3b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
5b. Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
6a. Understand and use technology systems
5. Materials and Aids-
Computer hooked up to projector
Whiteboard or screen
Computer (1/student)
Book: In the Year of the Boar & Jackie Robinson (1/student pair)

6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Class discussion recapping events in story from previous lesson.
2.Discuss lesson agenda, explaining today students will be working in teams to complete a Google Document comparing and contrasting Chinese and American ways of life.
Explain to students that they will be working with a partner to complete this task.
Assign partners and have students adjust seating arrangement to accommodate these pairings.

B. Development-

1.Using projector and teacher computer, log in to Google Drive and upload 'East Meets West' document from network drive.
2. Review how to share document.
3. Complete example of a compare/contrast entry.
4. Model safe search strategy for locating copyright free image to link to first entry. Use Google Advanced Search with appropriate search settings.


C. Practice-

1.Instruct students to log into their Google Drive accounts.
2.Instruct one student from each group to upload lesson document to their Google account(from shared network drive).
2.Instruct students who uploaded the lesson document to share it with teacher and with partner, assigning edit permissions to both.
4.Instruct students to work together to complete task.

D. Independent Practice-

1.Students will work with their partners to complete remaining entries of their charts.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Struggling students will be paired with grade-level students.
2.Teacher will assist through guided questioning when necessary.
3.Additional time will be allowed if necessary.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Teacher will circulate room checking for understanding and providing guidance when necessary.
2.Teacher will monitor student work for productivity and respectful and supportive interactions between students.

G. Closure-

1.Activity will close with a class discussion about findings.
2. Students will reflect on these differences and write a short paragraph explaining how they would feel if they were in the character's shoes.
7. Evaluation-
1.Informal assessment throughout lesson monitoring understanding and ability to work collaboratively.
2.'East Meets West' assignment.

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