The Brain: All about Our Nervous System and More! Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources Collection

The Brain: All about Our Nervous System and More! Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources Collection

Our brains function better than the world’s most powerful computers! This nonfiction text by an award-winning author, Seymour Simon, provides an overview of how our brains function and glimpse at what the various nervous system components look like. Assist your students in comprehending scientific information by using the mini lessons and resources focused on asking questions, determining importance, retelling, synthesizing, and understanding the text structure.
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  • 5 comprehension strategy lesson plans and student resources for The Brain: All about Our Nervous System and More!
  • Comprehension worksheets and answer keys
  • Text-based reader's notebook prompts
  • Word work lesson plan and activities focused on Affixes (Latin & Greek Prefixes and Suffixes)
  • Interactive vocabulary games and activities
  • Running record assessment
  • Comprehension assessment
  • Skills sheets
  • Resources translated to Spanish
  • Note: This set of instructional resources is for use with the book The Brain: All about Our Nervous System and More! by Seymour Simon. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Our brains function better than the world’s most powerful computers! This nonfiction text by an award-winning author, Seymour Simon, provides an overview of how our brains function and glimpse at what the various nervous system components look like. Assist your students in comprehending scientific information by using the mini lessons and resources focused on asking questions, determining importance, retelling, synthesizing, and understanding the text structure.
  • Included in this collection
  • 5 comprehension strategy lesson plans and student resources for The Brain: All about Our Nervous System and More!
  • Comprehension worksheets and answer keys
  • Text-based reader's notebook prompts
  • Word work lesson plan and activities focused on Affixes (Latin & Greek Prefixes and Suffixes)
  • Interactive vocabulary games and activities
  • Running record assessment
  • Comprehension assessment
  • Skills sheets
  • Resources translated to Spanish
  • This set of instructional resources is for use with the book The Brain: All about Our Nervous System and More! by Seymour Simon. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Book Title:
The Brain: All about Our Nervous System and More!
Book Author:
Seymour Simon
Grade Level:
4
Genre(s):
Informational, Nonfiction
F&P Guided Reading Level:
R
DRA Level:
40
Reading Recovery Level:
40
Theme(s):
Human Body
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TEKS
Asking Questions:
RI.4.1, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.10, RF.4.3, RF.4.4, SL.4.1c, SL.4.1d, SL.4.2, W.4.8, L.4.6, W.4.9
Determining Importance:
RI.4.2, RI.4.7, RI.4.8, RI.4.10, RF.4.3, RF.4.4, SL.4.1c, SL.4.1d, SL.4.2, W.4.8, L.4.6, W.4.9
Retelling & Summarizing:
RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.8, RI.4.10, RF.4.3, RF.4.4, SL.4.1c, SL.4.1d, SL.4.2, W.4.8, L.4.6, W.4.9
Synthesizing:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.4.6, RI.4.7, RI.4.9, RI.4.10, RF.4.3, RF.4.4, SL.4.1c, SL.4.1d, SL.4.2, W.4.8, L.4.6, W.4.9
Understanding Text Structure:
RI.4.1, RI.4.5, RI.4.7, RI.4.10, RF.4.3, RF.4.4, SL.4.1c, SL.4.1d, SL.4.2, W.4.8, L.4.6, W.4.9
Vocabulary Connections:
L.4.4a, L.4.5c, L.4.6
Word Work:
RF.4.3, RF.4.4
Asking Questions:
4.1A, 4.1C, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6I, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.9D(i), 4.9D(ii), 4.9D(iii), 4.13A, 4.13C, 4.13E, 4.13H
Determining Importance:
4.1A, 4.1C, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6E, 4.6G, 4.6H, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.9D(i), 4.9D(ii), 4.9D(iii), 4.10A, 4.13C, 4.13E, 4.13H
Retelling & Summarizing:
4.1A, 4.1C, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6G, 4.6H, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.8A, 4.9D(i), 4.9D(ii), 4.9D(iii), 4.13C, 4.13E, 4.13H
Synthesizing:
4.1A, 4.1C, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6E, 4.6H, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.8A, 4.9D(i), 4.9D(ii), 4.9D(iii), 4.13C, 4.13E, 4.13H
Understanding Text Structure:
4.1A, 4.1C, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6I, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.8A, 4.9D(i), 4.9D(ii), 4.9D(iii), 4.9F, 4.10B, 4.10C, 4.13C, 4.13E, 4.13H
Vocabulary Connections:
4.7E, 4.7F, 4.3A, 4.3B
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