Summarizing Informational Text: “Hawaii’s Endangered Happy Face Spider”

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Put on a happy face. Using an interesting resource, pupils read an informational text about Hawaii's endangered Happy Face Spider. Next, they participate in a jigsaw discussion to find the gist of the article. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners create a poster about the happy face spider
Classroom Considerations
  • Fourth lesson from the 10-part Grade 5 ELA Module 2a, Unit 1 series, and order matters
  • Display all anchor charts from previous lessons
Pros
  • Provides strategies for differentiated instruction
  • Includes learning targets and teaching notes
Cons
  • None