Flight of the Honey Bee by Raymond Huber

Recommended Grades: 4-6

A great informational text about the honey bee, the planet’s greatest pollinator and one of nature’s most important creatures. 

Lesson Idea:


Mentor Text: Nonfiction Picture Book/Comparing Information:  Read aloud Flight of the Honey Bee(a Maryland Black Eyed Susan nominee) and discuss the role of a honey bee on our planet.  Instead of fearing bees, we should do what we can to save them as they are in danger of dying out.  Pair the book with the article, “The Plight of the Honeybee” in National Geographic for students to compare information.

 

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George Ferris: What a Wheel by Barbara Lowell

Recommended Grades: 4-6

An informational book about George Ferris and his journey to build a large moving wheel for the World’s Fair in Chicago, the Ferris Wheel. 

Lesson Idea:


Mentor Text: Comparing Media:  Read aloud George Ferris, What a Wheel! (Penguin Core Concepts) and discuss the information learned about George and the Ferris wheel.  Take notes on a class chart.  View the video George Ferris: Ferris Wheel at How Stuff Works and provide a note-taking sheet for students as they view it.  Ask students to compare the information they learned from the book with the information they learned from the video.

 

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