Hey gurls, its the Home schooling momma just wanted to share with you all a mini lesson we are doing. I know I am like 7 days late, but its still worth it and hey! Its never to late to learn anything.
I selected this site called Science a-z.com (I am sure you all have heard about it) for a number of reasons, one was because its just darn awesome! Sorry, I am just saying! One reason why this or these types of sites are appealing to me is because when living overseas well we just do not have much resources at hand so the net always comes in pretty handy alhamdulillah for that. Well... It is a Science spin off of the well known Reading A-Z.com site which lol I also love as well. Anywayz...
Kids are learning about Eclipses so here is the lesson....
|Reading Strategy||Ask and answer questions|
|Comprehension||Main Idea and Details|
|Grammar and Mechanics||Commas|
Eclipses are amazing events that have caused wonder, fear, and excitement throughout history. This informative text explains the two different types of eclipses and how they occur. The reader will also learn what ancient people thought eclipses meant, the famous scientists who studied them, and how they learned to predict when eclipses will happen. Engaging photographs and diagrams enhance the text, and the book concludes with instructions on how to view eclipses safely.
About the Lesson
Targeted Reading Strategy
- Ask and answer questions
- Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand text
- Identify main idea and details
- Identify the various uses of commas
- Identify and understand conjunctions
- Content words: accuracy, astronomers, coincidence, cosmic, light filters, obscured, omens, orbited, partial, predict, theory
*If you go to this site here you can read the Eclipses news letter for different grade levels and make a mini lesson out of it along with this as well.
Ill post the links to the pdf for the News letters here mashallah
grade 2 :http://www.sciencea-z.com/content/widget/LunarEclipse_NewsArticle_2_L.pdf
grade 4: http://www.sciencea-z.com/content/widget/LunarEclipse_NewsArticle_4_L.pdf
grade 6: http://www.sciencea-z.com/content/widget/LunarEclipse_NewsArticle_6_L.pdf
Enjoy them all!~
until next time~