Learning Exercise

Language Arts and Science with NASA: The Sun and Four Seasons

This lesson is a simple fluency and oral reading activity that integrates information about the sun and our Earth's four seasons.
Course: 3rd Grade Multiple Subjects
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Exercise

Title: Seasons of the Sun

Grade Level: Third

Objectives: 1. Students will read
aloud expository text. 2. Students will know that the position of the Sun in the
sky changes from day to day (and season to season).

CDE Science: Earth Sciences
4 e. Students know the position of the Sun in the sky changes during the course
of the day and from season to season.

CDE Language Arts: Reading, Decoding and
Word Recognition 1.3 Read aloud narrative and expository text fluently and
accurately and with appropriate pacing, intonation, and expression.

Anticipatory
Set: http://www.bobfromaccounting.com/3_11_02/bushputsmanonsun.html

Primary
Website: http://www-istp.gsfc.nasa.gov/stargaze/Sseason.htm

Critical Teacher
Tasks: 1. This is an individual activity. 2. Coordinate help from peer helpers.
3. It is a reading activity. 4. Teacher must successfully navigate the websites.
5. Teacher will facilitate the instruction and discussion. 6. This is a 1-2 day
activity. 7. This will practice fluency/comprehension.

Critical Student Tasks:
1. Students will work alone. 2. Students will work as peer helpers (when
needed). 3. Students will read In ternet text and view the pictures. 4. Students
will use dictionaries to define assigned terms (if needed). 5. Students will ask
questions and record data from observations. 6. Students will work hard and
effectively. 7. Students will refer to the E/A rubric for expectations. 8.
Students will orally read Internet text to the class.

Assessment: Informally
through teacher observation. Formally by using the effort and achievement
rubric.

COPYRIGHT 2004 TROY TENHET JR

Audience

Technical Notes

You will need the LCD projector and a live Internet connection.

Requirements

Should be able to read at or above grade level (at least close!)

Topics

Fluency and Science

Learning Objectives

1. Students will read aloud expository text. 2. Students will know that the position of the Sun in the sky changes from day to day (and season to season).