Learning Exercise

Lunar Cycles

This is a questioning and vocabulary lesson for third graders.
Course: 3rd Grade Multiple
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Exercise

ELL Literacy with NASA: Lunar Cycles
Grade Level: Third Grade
Objectives: 1. Students will record data with drawings and phrases. 2. Students
will respond to questions. 3. Students will develop vocabulary and concepts of
unknown text. 4. Students will demonstrate (with artwork) the phases of the
moon.
CDE Language Arts: Reading 1.0: Word Analysis: Vocabulary and Concept
Development: ?1.8 Use knowledge of individual words in unknown compound words to
predict their meaning. ?1.10 Identify simple multiple-meaning words.
CDE Science: Earth Sciences 4b: Students know the way in which the Moon's
appearance changes during the four-week lunar cycle.
CDE-ELL Literacy Component: Reading (Word Analysis and Fluency): Recognize and
produce English phonemes that are like phonemes students hear and produce in
their primary language. Recognize and produce English phonemes that are not like
phonemes students hear and produce in their primary language. Produce most
English phonemes while beginning to read aloud. Produce simple vocabulary (e.g.,
single words or very short phrases). Demonstrate comprehension of simple
vocabulary with an appropriate action. Retell stories using simple words,
phrases, and sentences.
BTSA Component: Use
for Standard 19 compliance. Anticipatory
Website: http://www.bluebirdobs.org/LunarCycle/lunarcycle.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.
Navigate alternative moon sites. Assessment: Informally through observation and
formally through the rubric building website located at
http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php

Audience

Technical Notes

Need LCD projector and Internet to facilitate.

Requirements

Reading and writing at or around grade level.

Topics

Language Arts and Science

Learning Objectives

1. Students will record data with drawings and phrases. 2. Students will respond to questions. 3. Students will develop vocabulary and concepts of unknown text. 4. Students will demonstrate (with artwork) the phases of the moon.