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Making of a Scientist (Richard Feynman)

Grade Level Grades 3-8
Resource Type Lesson Plan
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Common Core State Standards
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“The Making of a Scientist” exemplar asks students to read a memoir closely, focusing their reading through a series of questions about the text. Students will discover how much they can learn from the first person reflections of the author. The exemplar provides suggestions for scaffolding and further study, such as peer editing groups for the writing task and websites for additional inquiry. Common Core Standards: RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.4, RI.4.8, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.4, RI.5.8; W.4.2, W.4.9, W.5.2, W.5.9; SL.4.1, SL.5.1; L.4.4, L.4.5, L.4.6, L.5.4, L.5.5, L.5.6.

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Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being (e.g., quizzed, whined, stammered) and that are basic to a particular topic (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation).
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships (e.g., however, although, nevertheless, similarly, moreover, in addition).

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4.0
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Very thorough resource that incorporates multiple standards.
rebwade
December 15, 2013

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