Grade: 3 Subject: Language Arts
Lesson Focus: Science – Materials & Structures: Creating Questions Part 2
Students read texts related to the unit, Materials & Structures and generate higher level questions.
Timeframe: 30 Minutes
“I can” statements
I can generate questions about a specific topic
I can find information to answer questions
Students will construct a structure safely to meet certain established criteria.
· Ask questions about materials and structures.
Students will communicate effectively and clearly and respond personally and critically.
· demonstrate effective active listening habits in multiple cultural contexts
· ask and respond to questions to seek clarification of others’ ideas to consolidate information
· respond to and give directions that are multi-step with increased complexity
Students will interact with sensitivity and respect, considering audience, purpose, and situation.
· use social conventions such as turn-taking, politeness*, when to speak and when to listen, in a range of conversations and cooperative play situations in multiple cultural contexts
· use established courtesies and conventions of conversation in group work and co-operative play situations with consideration for audience and purpose
Students will respond personally and critically to a range of culturally diverse texts.
· infer meaning within and beyond a variety of texts
· discuss how prior knowledge supports comprehension of culturally relevant text
Students will convey meaning by creating print and digital texts collaboratively and independently using imagination, personal experiences, and feelings.
· express ideas in complete thoughts using simple, compound, and complex sentences
Students will be expected to use writing and other forms of representation including digital to explore, clarify and reflect on their thoughts feeling and experiences and learnings.
- create and record higher level questions both in print and/or digital format
Connection: Follows lesson; Creating Questions Part 1
Books: Why Do Bridges Arch? by Rachel Griffiths
Bridges Across Canada by Margaret Lysecki
Demolition by Anne O’Brien & Harry Hughes
Screen-cast: How to Use Google Slides
· Communicate and Collaborate ·Create &Publish
· Citizenship ·Analyze & Synthesize
·Apply and Interconnect ·Evaluate & Leverage
Explicit Teaching (I do)
Read a question from the book, Why Do Bridges Arch? by Rachel Griffiths.
Students offer some possible answers.
Read the answer in the book.
Repeat this process for several questions.
Discuss why these are good quality questions. Requires detailed answers, not 1 or 2 words
What word did most of these questions begin with? Why
Groups (We do)
Read one of the books at the Science Station. You can read them on your own or with a partner.
Independent (I do)
Create at least six different, good quality, questions and their corresponding answers, based on the material you have read. (You can read more than one book to help you generate some questions.
Write your questions and answers on the graphic organizer.
Watch the screen-cast: How to use Google Slides video
Create a slide show on Google Slides, asking a question on one slide, and providing the answer on the next slide. Insert appropriate pictures into your slide show.
Time to Share (We share)
Students present their slide shows. Allow time for students to try to answer each question, before presenting the answer.
Choose student’s partners to support specific students
Check in with students who are having difficulty, frequently
Conference with students having difficulty
Create more questions
Conference with these particular students to support them in coming up with more open-ended questions
Take on a leadership role and help students having difficulty using Google Slides
Google Slides Presentation