Author:
Lynn Ann Wiscount, Vince Mariner, Erin Halovanic
Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Upper Primary, Middle School
Grade:
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Tags:
Language Arts, POWER Library, Powerlibrary
License:
Creative Commons Attribution
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Text/HTML

Education Standards (40)

Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions from Text and Graphics

Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions from Text and Graphics

Overview

Students will use the POWER Library resources to locate images and to complete a worksheet on disasters.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Create a timeline of disasters arranged by year.
  • Research various disasters that took place over the span of several years.
  • Make inferences using text and graphics.
  • Draw conclusions from text and graphics.

Activity Introduction

Instructor Notes:

Students should be divided into two (2) groups.  The first group will locate and print images of disasters from the POWER Library resources.  The second group will research a list of disasters, complete a worksheet on the disasters and create a timeline by matching the year with the disaster.

This activity is a great activity for students to discuss their findings.

Assessment: The assessment for this lesson is based on the students ability to complete the Disaster Worksheet.

Activity Directions:

  • Your instructor will divide your class into two (2) groups.  The first group will complete the activity under the Group 1 heading and the second group will complete the activity under Group 2.

 

Group 1

Instructor Notes:

The following resources on POWER Library will contain images for this section of the activity.

  • POWER Library AP Newsroom
  • POWER Library Gale OneFile: News
  • POWER Library Gale In Context: Elementary
  • POWER Library Gale In Context: Middle School
  • POWER Library TrueFlix
  • POWER Library Gale OneFile: High School 
  • POWER Library Gale General OneFile
  • POWER Library e-Books
  • POWER Library General Science Collection
  • POWER Library: PA Photos  + Documents

 

Activity Directions:

  • Use the POWER Library resources to search for images to complete the Group 1 section of the Disaster Worksheet.

 

Group 2

Instructor Notes:

The following resources on POWER Library will contain images for this section of the activity.

  • POWER Library AP Newsroom
  • POWER Library Gale OneFile: News
  • POWER Library Gale In Context: Elementary
  • POWER Library Gale In Context: Middle School
  • POWER Library TrueFlix
  • POWER Library Gale OneFile: High School 
  • POWER Library Gale General OneFile
  • POWER Library e-Books
  • POWER Library General Science Collection
  • POWER Library: PA Photos  + Documents

Students should also have access to any print materials that will contain this type of information.

Activity Directions:

  • Use the POWER Library resources to research the disasters from the Group 2 section of the Disaster Worksheet.  Investigate when the event took place and then create a timeline to show what event happened when and how much time passed between the important events.

 

Reflection

Instructor Reflection:

Reflect on the lesson plan and document what worked for you, what did not work for you, and what you would change for the next time you utilize this lesson.

Directions:

  • Take a few minutes to reflect on this lesson by writing down:
    • 3 new items you learned from this activity
    • 2 examples of ways you can use these ideas or processes.
    • 1 unanswered question you will further investigate.