Title: Tornadoes: Cause and Effect
The lesson will begin with a brief review of the previous lesson on how climates and geographic locations can affect weather patterns and produce natural disasters. Students will watch a short video during the before strategy to engage learners in the lesson on a particular natural disaster--tornadoes. Students will read various texts and charts in order to understand the causes and effects of tornadoes, putting the information in a T-chart to help organize their thoughts. Students will then discuss their findings with an elbow partner and then write a two-paragraph cause and effect essay which will serve as the summative assessment.
This unit was created as part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development Summit.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (3) 16:
Title: "What do we do? Natural Disasters in the United States"
During the course of this lesson, the students will research various forms of natural disasters that occur in the United States and what someone should do in the event of that disaster. The teacher and library media specialist will collaborate during the planning, instruction, and research phases of this lesson. The students will take the information they collected and place it on a PowerPoint presentation to be presented to the class. This information should include several pictures that will be located on the Internet. The Library Media Specialist will guide the students through the process of obtaining permission for the use of various images.
Standard(s): [SS2010] GHS (3) 9:
Title: Stop The Bullying
During this lesson, students start to recognize the different types of bullying, causes, and ways of dealing with it. Through literature and the Internet, students learn how to handle bullying. Students will develop presentations to teach other how to handle bullying.
Standard(s): [TC2] (3-5) 8:
Title: Getting the Facts
In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students participate in activities in which they focus on connections between mathematics and children's literature. They listen to the story Counting on Frank, by Rod Clement, and then solve problems involving estimation of volume.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 28:
Title: Oh Say Can You See What the Star Spangled Banner Means?
This unit of eight lessons, from EDSITEment, is designed to explore the symbolic, historical, and literary background of the American flag, beginning with Francis Scott Key's poetic account of the bombardment of Fort McHenry. Using archival documents and images, students associate Key's words with historic events and recognize the sentiment those words inspired. In the second part of the unit, students review the symbols within the flag and look at some historic images of the flag that have become part of American national consciousness.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 32:
Title: Q is for Duck: Using Alphabet Books With Struggling Writers
A is for zoo? Q is for duck? The alphabet as students know it is transformed when students create a class book that contains clever associations for each letter of the alphabet.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 36:
Title: Using Science Texts to Teach the Organizational Features of Nonfiction
Students explore organizational features of nonfiction science. Students then work together to create a two-page spread using those features to present information about their local environment.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 43:
Title: Wartime Poetry: Working With Similes
Students analyze a photograph, brainstorm words to describe the characters' senses and feelings, work in pairs to describe a character's experience, and create a poem using their ideas and similes.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 31:
Title: Comic Word Problems
Toondoo Website Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (3) 38:
Title: Creative Ways to Share PowerPoint presentations
Slideshare Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (3) 16:
Title: Find favorite book picks in the Children's Choices.
Students create lists of their favorite books and then the class creates a '' Top Picks'' class booklist. Students can use the Book Cover Creator to create a book jacket for their favorite book.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (8) 26:
Title: Celebrate Earth Day!
In celebration of Earth Day, students research famous environmentalists and write letters to them asking for their opinions on current issues and turn their letters into a poem.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 28:
Title: November is National American Indian Heritage Month.
Students explore Native American heritage through the study of pourquoi tales, write their own original pourquoi tales, and use the ReadWriteThink Printing Press to publish them.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 41:
Title: Increasing Public Safety During Tornadoes
[ELA2015] (3) 23: