Informational (nonfiction), 1,567 words, Level Z (Grade 5)
Crowdsourcing gives students information about the power of the general public to help individuals and organizations with a particular task or problem. Crowdsourcing has been used in many ways, from identifying the protein structure in a deadly virus to raising money for charitable organizations. Engaging photographs and an interesting topic will capture students' interest in learning more about this subject. The book can also be used to teach students how to make inferences and draw conclusions as well as to summarize to better understand the text.
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charitable, collective, DNA, electromagnetic, microbes, neurons, pendulums, preserve, proposals, screensaver, shoals, viral
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Teach the Objectives
Summarize to understand text
Make Inferences/Draw Conclusions : Make inferences and draw conclusions using clues found in the text
Grammar and Mechanics
Nouns : Recognize and use nouns
Roots : Identify and understand root words and their affixes
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class