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MERLOT II


    

Learning Exercise


Material: ELL Literacy with NASA: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Moon
Submitted by: Troy Tenhet on Dec 26, 2005
Date Last Modified: Dec 26, 2005
Title: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Moon
Description: See the assignment text for specifics. This lesson has multiple facets. Mostly a collaborative activity, building vocab and interacting with new information about the moon in a fun and interactive manner.
Type of Task: Supplemental activity
Time Required 2-4 hours
Topics: Science, Language Arts, ELL, Technology
Course: 5th Grade Multiple Subjects
Audience: Grade School
Categories:
Prerequisites Skills: Work collaboratively and follow instructions.
Learning 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 Earth’s moon. 5. Students will know that the moon orbits around the Earth. 6. Students will follow multiple-step directions.
Technical Notes: LCD projector, laptops, Internet, and whitescreen needed.
Text of Learning Exercise: ELL Literacy with NASA: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Moon!
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 Earth’s moon.
5. Students will know that the moon orbits around the Earth. 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/vision/universe/solarsystem/24may_lola.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 Earth’s moon (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 moon as well as previous moon missions.
Assessment: Informally through observation and formally through the rubric
building website located at http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php
Additional Information URL: http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php
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