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 new information about the Cassini Space Mission. 5. Students will know that Saturn exists in our solar system. 6. Students will follow multiple-step directions.
LCD Projector, laptop, Internet and a whitescreen needed.
Text of Learning Exercise:
ELL Literacy with NASA: More On Saturn Grade Level: Fifth 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 new information about the Cassini Space Mission. 5. Students will know that Saturn exists in our solar system. 6. Students will follow multiple-step directions. CDE Language Arts: Reading Comprehension: Comprehension and Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text?2.3 Discern main ideas and concepts presented in texts, identifying and assessing evidence that supports those ideas.? 2.4 Draw inferences, conclusions, or generalizations about text and support them with textual evidence and prior knowledge. 2.5 Distinguish facts, supported inferences, and opinions in text. CDE Science: Earth Sciences: The solar system consists of planets and other bodies that orbit the Sun in predictable paths. As a basis for understanding this concept: 5b: Students know the solar system includes the planet Earth,
the Moon, the Sun, eight other planets and their satellites, and smaller objects, such as asteroids and comets.
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://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/main/index.html 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. Model good English and habits. 4. Teacher must model fluent reading of the text. 5. Practice own and student ORAL delivery of content. 6. Pre teach concept of solar system and the Cassini Mission (use multiple images). 7. Teacher and students are to be involved in guided reading. 8. Students must report (orally) what they understand. 9. Pre teach existence of the Cassini program as well as Saturn and her moons. Assessment: Informally through observation and formally through the rubric building website located at http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php