Text Set- Space

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Text Set- Space

Realize that the sun is our nearest star and that its position in the sky appears to change.Make observations of changes in the moon’s appearance over time.Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.*Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.

I’m front and center of it all,Big ol’ burning, bright gas ball...Planets spin around my girth,Saturn, Neptune,Venus, Earth...You couldn't live, You couldn't see...Without strong solar energy,I’m the mother of it all,Summer, winter, spring through fall,My light provides,For plants to grow,I’m the cause of rain and snow,My light's sunlight,Shows the way,Because of me,There’s night and day,I’m the Sun,A burning star,Without my heat,You won’t go far,There’s no life,Without my shine...That’s why I burn,All the time...(found at sciencepoems.net)

How do the Earth, sun, and moon affect each other?How does the suns position change?How does the moon change over time?

Text Set- Space


Essential Questions

Sun Poem

All About Space covers the main questions that young children have about the solar system & space travel! Grade level equivalent: 4.6 (This book is geared toward the more advanced readers).

Let's see the phases of the moon and why they happen! This video is an introduction video for the students to see before they begin learning about the phases of the moon. Throughout this unit, students will keep a diary of the different moon phases that they see at night and draw examples.

Contellations by F.S. Kim explores earth's solar system and other objects in space. This book focuses on the legends and myths that are associated with the constellations. This book is included in the text-set to give extra enrichment to students that need it. For example, students can study the different constellations and myths that are associated with them. After studying that, students might create their own constellation and myth by drawing out the star pattern and writing a short story. Grade level equivalent: 5.5

Students create a comic strip/flipbook of the Moon Phases. This is just an example of the type of flipbook that students can make. Students will create their own flipbook of the moon's phases and illustrate and provide captions for each page. Students will also create a comic based on how the moon and sun relate to each other.

Papa, please get the moon for me is a picture book that introduces kids to the fact that the moon waxes and wanes. (fiction/nonfiction picture book) Grade-level equivalent: K-2nd. This book is included to show help the struggling readers understand the moon phases.

You bring us sunlight in the night Our only natural satelliteI am inclined to call it moonshine But that might just be out of line!Your pulling force exceeds the sun's In spite of size much smallerHow can this make sense to me?... ...Because you're so much closerFor rising water by our shoresFundy Spring tides set the markThe moon keeps tugging on our skinThere's ebb and flow in light and darkThis balance is so delicateFor coastal people everywhere Some things on land may disappear With minor changes way up there!--by Peter Elias

Our Moon Poem

This book covers the phases of the moon with vibrant pictures! This is a text to introduce the students to the moon phases.This text was included to teach students about the different phases of the moon, what makes the moon glow, and why the moon appears to change shape. Grade-level equivalent: 2.5

This book is a great description of energy of the sun! This is an easier read, for those students who may have a hard time with chapter books! Grade-level equivalent: 1.5

Midnight on the Moon is a fiction book for young readers! These books allow students to practice their comprehension skills, as well as enjoying an entertaining, adventureous book. This book was included in the text-set for students to get a break from the informational/non-fiction texts. Grade-level equivalent: 2.1

The Anchor/Mentor Text!The Sun, Moon & Stars

This text provides students with information about the sun, moon, and stars. It is a fact-filled information text. This book has a grade-level equivalent of 2.7 Throughout this unit, students will study the text and learn the various text features (headings, captions, paragraphs, etc.) At the end of this unit, students will be given an "All About Space" assignment to show what they have learned. For this assignment, students can choose from a variety of different formats to complete their topic. Students will be allowed to use Glogster, posterboard, powerpoint, etc. Students will also have an assignment to showcase their knowledge about text features/genres. Students will create their own short story choosing any genre that we have studied. Students must include text features, correct grammar, and create a cover. Throughout this text set, students will answer an essential question daily in their interactive notebooks.


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