5th Grade - Support Opinions
Locate information to support opinions, predictions, and conclusions. SPI 0501.5.1
Links verified on 9/8/2014
- The Art of Argument and Persuasion - lesson plan - understanding the forces that shape their ideas and opinions, and work in reshaping their arguments so that truth and reason are evident.
- Critical Evaluation of Resources - In the research process you will encounter many types of resources including books, articles and web sites. But not everything you find on your topic will be suitable. How do you make sense of what is out there and evaluate its authority and appropriateness for your research? [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
- Critically Analyzing Information Sources - the emphasis here is on print sources
- Drawing Conclusions - [designed for grade 3] Read the story and choose the correct word to complete the sentence.
- Drawing Conclusions - [designed for grade 3] Read the story and answer the question.
- Electronic Resources - [designed for grade 4] activity requiring students to use sources to find information before taking a short quiz
- Electronic Text - [designed for grade 4] requires students to use sources to find information before taking a short quiz
- Evaluation of information sources - This page contains pointers to criteria for evaluating information resources, particularly those on the Internet. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
- Evaluating Information Found on the Internet - a thoughtful guide to evaluating web and other Internet resources
- Evaluating Web Pages - Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask
- Find it on the internet - introduce pupils to the basic ways of searching for information and how to keep safe on the internet
- Get The Idea - read text to determine the main idea or essential message and identify relevant supporting details and facts
- Follow the Clues - a graphic organizer to help your students make predictions about a story (3-5 activities included)
- Persuasive Arguments - lesson plan; Each group member is given an argument and presents it to group members to discuss and generate ideas for persuasion. Students then independently write argument, defending their position.
- Prediction Cards - Prediction Cards combine the fun of guessing with the joy of making art. Students use details from the beginning of a story to encourage classmates to predict what will happen and to inspire them to read the story themselves.
- Prediction Game - predict what picture lies behind the squares
- Prediction Page - helpful tool to fill in information while reading.
- Prewriting: Listing Arguments and Counter Arguments - template of graphic organizer [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
- Reading the Fine Print - In this lesson you will: read the fine print in different advertisements, analyze the fine print to see if the deal is worth it and, do the math to figure out the real cost of an “amazing” offer
- Research Building Blocks: Examining Electronic Sources - lesson plan; students will examine and rate the relevance of electronic sources, not only learning another part of the research process but also experiencing it first hand.
- Research Building Blocks: Skim, Scan, and Scroll - students will read informational text, looking for supporting details.
- Research Roadmap - an interactive online tutorial for students wanting an introduction to research skills from Humboldt State University Library
- Strategies for Better Reading - In this lesson you will: read between the lines by using the power of inference, predict what will happen next in a story and, identify the main ideas in what you read.
- Unwinding A Circular Plot: Prediction Strategies in Reading and Writing - excellent resources for introducing student prediction strategies
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