Digital Lesson Plan

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December 10, 2012, Issue
An Avalanche of Warnings
Great for meeting Common Core State Standards.
Featured Skills: key ideas and details

Summary:
In this exciting multimedia lesson, students will mine an article for details about avalanche safety. They will then read “Disaster on the Mountain” and respond to critical-thinking questions. Finally, students will complete a graphic organizer and respond to a writing prompt.

Main Objectives:
• to read a nonfiction article and identify key ideas and details
• to interpret an infographic
• to participate in a class discussion
• to synthesize ideas and details to respond to a writing prompt

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Materials:
• December 10, 2012, issue of Scope
• digital version of “Disaster on the Mountain” to project
“no swimming” sign to project
“avalanche danger” sign to project
Scope activity sheet “Critical Thinking Questions”
Scope activity sheet “Reading an Infographic”
Scope activity sheet “Avalanche Safety”
contest entry form (optional)

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