The topic of study this was was standard RI 4.9, which involves two different texts of the same subject. They are to integrate the information, looking at what they both have in common and sometimes, what information might be in one text but not the other.
I started off with a warm-up that required the use of context clues to determine which meaning of the word yard was the most appropriate, as is used in the following text:
Below is the "I Can" statement of the lesson.
Here is the text we used which also ended up serving as the exit ticket due to time constraints.
Students were to make a t-chart and write the main ideas of each text in the t-chart.
Students then worked on their Wax Museum research. The notes are due on Friday so I distributed the flip books that they were to use to collect vital information on their notable person.
In science, we began learning about matter and the various ways objects can be classified (properties). Examples of properties can be hard/soft, flexible/rigid, what they are made of, etc.
Then, they used the book to read and answer the following questions: