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TUMBLEBOOKCLOUD JR.

LESSON PLAN
COMMON CORE STANDARD – READING INFORMATIONAL TEXT
5.RIT.5CRAFT AND STRUCTURE
Suggested TumbleBookCloud Jr. Text:
10 PLANTS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD
By Gillian Richardson
Illustrated by Kim Rosen

This lesson plan is intended to encourage students to read a
text closely to understand a cause and effect structure. It is
designed for grade 5 students and can be used as a whole
group study or as part of an independent small group or
Literature Circles-style learning experience for more proficient
readers.
LESSON TOPIC: TEXTS THAT USE A CAUSE AND EFFECT
STRUCTURE
Common Core Alignment: 5.RIT.5 – asks students to compare
and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology,
comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas,
concepts, or information in two or more texts
1 session, 30 – 45 minutes each

Materials/Resources:
- 10 PLANTS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD by Gillian Richardson &
Kim Rosen on TumbleBookCloud Jr. www.tbcjr.com
- SmartBoard or white board
- laptops/iPads
- Map of the world (wall or on SmartBoard/laptops/iPads)
- learning logs or journals
- writing utensils, highlighter markers
- Cause and effect organizer, Cause and effect clue words,
Interesting Words

comparing and contrasting. What clues does the title/cover photo offer? o Discuss together. on the SmartBoard and ask students to make preliminary predictions about the text. and take jot notes in their learning logs o Explain to students they will be working with this video for 8 – 10 sessions as they engage with their novels on TumbleBookCloud Jr. texts or events o Display the title page for 10 PLANTS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD from TumbleBookCloud Jr.Strategic Lesson Plan Development: Introduction: o Activate prior knowledge about plants – what do students already know? o Activate a discussion around ‘reading closely’ – looking for details and clues. What did you learn about how plants have paid a part in the history of the world? What was the most interesting . o Discuss with students the importance of re-visiting the text to confirm/deny/find evidence – this is what close reading is o As students listen. captioned depiction of the two plants you found most fascinating Discussion: Text-dependent questions These questions can be used as:  ‘discussion starters’  for student discussions in pairs or small groups  questions to be answered in learning logs/journals 1. being aware not everything is explained outright but may require some deep thinking. make predictions and record in learning logs/journal Instruction: o Discuss with students the differences between fiction and information texts – which type of text do they think this is? o Explain to students they will need to read the text for the main idea and supporting details about any unusual plants. making connections with previous knowledge. points/proof (evidence). ask them to jot any new or unfamiliar words they hear in the text Student Activities: o Make predictions o Watch the video for specific information on how Black Holes are formed o Complete Cause and Effect Organizer o Complete Interesting Words organizer o Create an illustrated.

4. 6. 5.2. Assessment (Formative): o Complete Cause and Effect Organizer o Complete Interesting Words organizer o Create an illustrated. Gillian Richardson. 7. Why do you think it is important to learn about plants? Explain your thinking. captioned depiction of the two plants you found most fascinating . 3. Which plants did you learn about that humans do not eat? Did this strike you as odd or strange? Why or why not? Explain your thinking. Why do you think the author. new information you learned? What surprised you? Discuss. Which plants were used to cure diseases or make people healthier? Do you ever eat any of these plants today? Why or why not? What confuses you about a particular plant? What new words did you pick up from this text? What do they mean? Did you gather these meanings from context clues? The dictionary? Discuss. chose the title 10 Plants that Shook the Earth? What kind of figurative language is this title? Did the plants literally shake the earth? What do you think she meant when she used this title? Explain your thinking.

Interesting word: __________________________________ Sentence______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ . Interesting word: __________________________________ Sentence______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ 2. 1. If you do not know what the word means. Interesting word: __________________________________ Sentence______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ 4. Interesting word: __________________________________ Sentence______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ 5. Interesting word: __________________________________ Sentence______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ 3. Write a sentence for each word.INTERESTING WORDS Find 7 interesting words in this text. look it up in the dictionary.

6. Interesting word: __________________________________ Sentence_________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ . Interesting word: __________________________________ Sentence______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ 7.