How the inquiry process works
content objective: I can identify five things I want to ask about my animal.
language objective: I can write five questions using Google Docs to guide my research.
We will be making a Google presentation about animals. Today, I want you to choose your animal and write 5 questions you have about it. This will help you start your research.
content objective: I can examine ways to stay safe on the Internet by completing the Netsmartz Kids Router’s Birthday Surprise challenge.
Click on the picture to begin the challenge. Make sure to choose a smart user name.
Content objective:I can identify safe actions when using the Internet.
Language objective: I can write 3 internet safety rules.
Click on the picture to begin learning.
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Play the typing game. picture from stjamesed.org
content objective: I can answer a question using information from the text.
language objective: I can write a constructed response.
Read about how to control light
Many teachers ask students to write a paragraph to answer a question. This is called a constructed response. You must make sure to
answer the question on the test, not the one in your head. We are going to do a practice constructed response today. Please use CTRL C and CTRL V to copy and paste the part of the selection(the story they give you) into this form. In class, you can highlight the sentence or words you want to use, then copy it.
Open this PowerPoint to get step by step directions.
How to Answer a Question
Read this selection about light pollution. Leave the selection open and switch tabs to copy and paste the details that will help you answer the question.
Selection about light pollution
Question: Why is light pollution harmful?
When you have submitted your answer, try this
typing game .
We are going to find some information at
FactMonster.com to answer some questions in ILearn.
Answer the questions.
Now find an interesting page on Fact Monster and learn something new.
I can locate information in an online source.
log in the almanac.
log in the encyclopedia.
log in the dictionary.
log in the thesaurus.
Why do you think it gives different results?
When you finish try some
Objective: I can evaluate a question and choose the right place to find the answer.(RI.3.5)
This week we are reviewing different reference books and how they are used. Follow the links in order. The last link is a quiz.
Using the thesaurus
What is an atlas?
When you have finished, you can play
This week we will learn the rules.
Read the rules.
Explain a rule.
When you know the rules, you can play a game with Word Girl.