Lesson Plan

Close Active Reading: Internet Safety

Learners will demonstrate understanding of a nonfiction text through the use of close active reading strategies. Learners will begin by activating prior knowledge, actively read a nonfiction text and summarize the main ideas and details of the text.
Heather D.
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Propel Charter School-Homestead
Homestead, PA
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My Grades 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
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Students will be able to...

1. Activate prior knowledge by participating in a digital poll. 

2. Actively read a nonfiction text, regarding internet safety. 

3. Identify and define unknown words. 

4. Analyze why internet safety is a priority. 

5. Debate how to respond to online senarios. 

English Language Arts
Social Studies
Grades 5 - 7
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1 Activate Prior Knowledge

1. Login to https://www.polleverywhere.com/login

2. Create new poll question: What's the difference between Internet friends and in-person friends? 

3. Select how audience response will be formatted. 

4. Select "Create" and activate poll. 

5. Review expectations for online discussions with students. 


Student Instructions

1. Go to PollEv.com/___________. 

2. Respond to our essential question: What's the difference between Internet friends and in-person friends? 

2 Close-Active Reading: Internet Safety

1. Have students go to: "Your Online Identity" Article

2. Have students preview the article. Locate the title, headings, look for key words, pictures, etc. Have students fill in the "Preview" section of their Google Doc.  

3. Using the information from their preview, students will complete the "Pre-Reading" portion of their doc. This includes genre, author's purpose, making a prediction, and stating what they already know about the topic. 

4.  Have students follow along as teacher reads the article. (The site also is equipped with an audio version for modified lessons.)

5. Students identify unfamiliar words that they will use root word knowledge/ context clues to define. 

6. Students, working in pairs will read the article a second time, looking for details that relate to the main idea of the article. 

7. After the main ideas and details have been identified students will write a summary of the passage. 

Student Instructions

1. Go to Google Classroom and click on Close-Active Reading: Internet Safety. 

2. Using the reading strategies listed, read the article Internet Safety

3 Assessment and Review: Teaching Others

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If you do not have student accounts for Glogster, other options may include digital classroom posters

1. Login to Glogster.com

2. Create a New Glog. 

3. Have students work in small groups (3-4 students) to share ideas they have learned from the article and discussion to create a glog. 

4 Exit Ticket: Talking Safely Online

Activity: Assessing

1. Students answer three brief questions regarding  talking safely online: Assessment