Read: More Bugs? Less Bugs? A counting book about bugs.
Watch Bookflix: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs
Discussion: facts versus fiction
Read: TumbleBooks Who likes the rain? by Etta Kaner
Materials Needed: LCD projector, MOBI, access to Tumblebooks
Berenstain Bears - wide range of Lexiles and point values
590s (don't forget dinosaurs)
600s with domesticated animals
740 - art
Discussion: Myths and Facts of Columbus Day
Powerpoint from Holidays Lesson folder
Access to History of the Holidays : Columbus Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiWVE4bxbKA
Where do you think you're going, Christopher Columbus?
LCD Projector and access to intenet sound
Booktalk on several Margaret Peterson Haddix (2010 Georgia Book Award Nominee) titles including the 'Among the' Series, Found, House on the Gulf, Just Ella, and House of Mirrors.
Access to PPT file: z:\lessons\5th grade\haddix.ppt and document z:\lessons\5th grade\haddix.doc
Scholastic Video on Margaret Peterson Haddix My Videos/Scholastic DVD/2009 spring