|Lesson Plan ID:
Save the Elephants
The students will evaluate the threat to elephants due to the illegal ivory trade. They will read an article, watch a video, and create a public service announcement to help end the threat to elephants.
This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.
|ELA2013(4) ||12. Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text. [RI.4.3] |
|ELA2013(4) ||19. By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the Grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. [RI.4.10] |
|ELA2013(4) ||21. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. [RF.4.4] |
|ELA2013(4) ||22. Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. [W.4.1] |
|ELA2013(4) ||23. Write informative or explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. [W.4.2] |
|ELA2013(4) ||29. Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources. [W.4.8] |
|Primary Learning Objective(s):
The students will use an informative text, draw conclusions, and construct a written piece to persuade others toward an opinion. They will relate their knowledge from several areas using their written work. They will also devise a PSA video.
|Additional Learning Objective(s):
|Approximate Duration of the Lesson:
|| 31 to 60 Minutes|
|Materials and Equipment:
Computer/laptop/iPad with Internet access
|Technology Resources Needed:
Preview videos and article to ensure appropriateness for students.
1. Students will read the article on TFK and watch the video.
2. They will write an opinion piece/narrative for a PSA video.
3. Students will use their iPads or Webcam to create a PSA (Public Service Announcement) video to inform people of the threat to elephants.
4. Display the Objective: Using your iPad video to create a short video (1 min) pretending you are on television and encouraging others to become more aware of the dangers to the elephant population. Use facts from the article and video to support your opinion.
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Students will partner with a classmate to complete their writing and video.
Students who are struggling readers can use the video to complete the assignment if the text is too difficult in the article.
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or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at
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poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.
|Presentation of Material
||Using Groups and Peers
|Assisting the Reluctant Starter
||Dealing with Inappropriate
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