ERIC Number: ED481148
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Mississippi River. [Lesson Plan].
Based on novels and books about the Mississippi River, this lesson plan presents activities designed to help students understand that the Mississippi River has made its mark on America's geography, commerce, and literature; and that booktalks provide a summary, explains what kind of reader the book will appeal to, and may also contain a oral reading of a section of the book. The main activity of the lesson involves students producing and presenting a booktalk on a book about the Mississippi River. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, adaptations, discussion questions, evaluation methods, extension activities, annotations of suggested readings and web links, vocabulary, and related academic standards and benchmarks addressed in the lesson plan. The lesson plan also contains a description of a video clip related to the lesson, comprehension questions related to the video clip, and answers to those comprehension questions. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, English Instruction, Geographic Regions, Geography, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Literature Appreciation, Middle Schools, Novels, Vocabulary Development
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Discovery Communications, Inc., Bethesda, MD.
Note: Audio and video clips included in the web site version of this lesson plan are not available from ERIC.