1. Students will record data with drawings and phrases. 2. Students will respond to questions. 3. Students will develop vocabulary and identify key ideas in text. 4. Students will evaluate information about the planet Mars tectonic plates. 5. Students will follow multiple-step directions.
ELL Literacy with NASA: Plate Tectonics on Mars? Grade Level: Sixth Grade Objectives: 1. Students will record data with drawings and phrases. 2. Students will respond to questions. 3. Students will develop vocabulary and identify key ideas in text. 4. Students will evaluate information about the planet Mars tectonic plates. 5. Students will follow multiple-step directions. CDE Language Arts: Reading Comprehension: Comprehension and Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text: 2.1 Identify the structural features of popular media (e.g., online information) and use the features to obtain information.?2.2 Analyze text that uses the compare-and-contrast organizational patterns. 2.3 Connect and clarify main ideas by identifying their relationships to other sources and related topics. ?2.4 Clarify an understanding of texts by creating outlines, logical notes, summaries, or reports.?2.5 Follow multiple-step instructions. CDE Science: Plate Tectonics and Earths Structure: Plate tectonics accounts for important features of Earth's surface and major geologic events. As a basis for understanding this concept: Students know evidence of plate tectonics is derived from the fit of the continents; the location of earthquakes,
volcanoes, and mid-ocean ridges; and the distribution of fossils, rock types, and ancient climatic zones. CDE-ELL Literacy Component: Reading Comprehension (Intermediate): Comprehension and Analysis of Grade Level Understand and follow simple written directions for classroom related activities. Read and orally identify the main ideas and draw inferences about written text using detailed sentences. Read and identify basic text features such as title, table of contents, and chapter headings. Respond to comprehension questions about written text, using detailed sentences. BTSA Component: Use for Standard 19 compliance. Anticipatory Website: http://science.nasa.gov/newhome/headlines/ast29apr99_1.htm Critical Tasks: (in any order) 1. Students should create visual images in order to support their understanding. 2. Allow for one-on-one instruction as well as group collaboration. 3. When implementing lesson, follow the objectives. 4. Teacher must model fluent reading of the text. 5. Practice own and student ORAL delivery of content. 6. Pre teach concept of tectonics, the planet Mars, and earthquakes (use multiple images). 7. Teacher and students are to be involved in guided reading. 8. Students must report (orally) what they understand. Assessment: Informally through observation and formally through the rubric building website located at http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php