Junior

Scholar

Junior Scholar

$160 per month

 1 session per week

 

 

 

 

Teacher

Allison Bruning

Subjects

Life Skills - Critical Thinking

Ages

9 - 12 years old

   

Sessions

 

Session 1: Reading Maps

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will compare/contrast globes and maps.

Students will identify the purpose of borders, titles, symbols, key and compass rose on a map. 

Students will practice reading political, physical and historical maps 

Students will use a grid and natural features to interpret data found on a map. 

HOMEWORK

Reading Maps worksheets

Session 2: Main Idea and Details

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will define the words topic, main idea, supporting details and idioms.

Students will review the reading maps worksheets.

Students will identify the main idea and supporting details within nonfictional text.

Students will create sentences using idioms. 

HOMEWORK

Analyze a nonfictional article. Find the main idea and supporting details in each paragraph. 

 

Session 3: Map Scales

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will define map scales.

Students will review finding the main idea and supporting details in a nonfictional article. 

Students will use a map scale to determine the distance between two points on a map

HOMEWORK:

Map scale worksheet

Session 4: Classify

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will define the word classify.

Students will review the map scale worksheet.

Students will review how to classify objects into different groupings

Students will use information in a nonfictional text to classify information. 

HOMEWORK:

Classify worksheet

 

Session 5: Compare and Contrast

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review classify worksheet.

Students will define the words compare and contrast.

Students will practice using clue words to find likeness and differences within a nonfictional text.  

HOMEWORK:

Compare/Contrast worksheet

Session 6: Using Intermediate Directions 

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review using compare/contrast worksheet. 

Students will define the words compass rose, cardinal directions, intermediate direction, northwest, southwest sphere, equator,

Students will practice using intermediate directions to determine the direction of movement upon a map.

HOMEWORK:

Intermediate directions worksheet

Session 7: Drawing Conclusions

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review intermediate directions and hemispheres.

Students will define the words conclusion, facts and details.  

Students will use context clues to infer meaning within a nonfictional text.

Students will draw conclusions about what they read based on what they already know and what they think they know.

HOMEWORK:

Drawing conclusions worksheet

Session 8: Using a Line Graph

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review using context clues and details to draw conclusions in nonfictional text. 

Students will use a line graph to gather information. 

Students will construct a line graph.

HOMEWORK:

Line graph worksheet

Session 9: Conflict Resolution

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review using a line graph to gather information. 

Students will define the words mediator and compromise.  

Students will solve a conflict using the conflict resolution process.

HOMEWORK:

Conflict resolution worksheet

Session 10: Cause and Effect

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review the conflict resolution worksheet. 

Students will define the words cause and effect.

Students will use time order words to identify cause and effect within a nonfictional text. 

Students will identify irregular verbs within a nonfictional text.  

HOMEWORK:

Cause and effect worksheet

Session 11: Use a Locator Map

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review the cause and effect worksheet.  

Students will define what a locator map is.

Students will review borders, titles, symbols, key and compass rose on a map

Students will read a locator map to answer questions about a geographical area.  

HOMEWORK:

Map worksheets 

Session 12: Use a Time Line

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review how to use a locator map. 

Students will define decade and century.  

Students will explain why time lines are important to use.

Students will read a timeline and answer comprehensive questions.

HOMEWORK:

Create a timeline about important things that have happened in your community since it began or in your family. Be sure you include decades and centuries. Be ready to share the timeline with the class in the next session. 

Session 13: Problem Solving

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will present their timelines to the class.  

Students will use the six step problem solving process to solve a problem. 

Students will describe the six step problem solving process.

HOMEWORK:

Think of a problem in your community. How could you solve it using the six step problem solving process. Be ready to share the problem, your solution and the process with the class in the next session.  

Session 14: Sequencing

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will present their community problem project to the class.  

Students will identify sequencing words.  

Students will use sequencing words to determine order of events within a nonfictional text.

Students will use a concept web to help find context clues within a nonfictional text. 

HOMEWORK:

Context clues, concept maps and sequencing worksheets 

Session 15: Making a Decision

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review context clues, concept maps and sequencing worksheets.  

Students will define the words decision and consequence. 

Students will use the five step decision making process to make a well thought out decision.

HOMEWORK:

Use the five step decision making process to investigate the consequences of each choice in a decision presented to you by your teacher. Make a decision then explain why you chose that answer to the class in the next session. 

Session 16: Using a Cutaway Diagram

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will present their choice, decision and decision making process.  

Students will define the words cutaway diagram and assembly line. 

Students will use a cutaway diagram to answer comprehensive questions.

HOMEWORK:

Cutaway diagram worksheet

Session 17: Summarize

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review their cutaway diagram worksheet.  

Students will define the words summary and synonyms.

Students will summarize a nonfictional paragraph using the main idea and supporting details.

Students will write edit sentences using synonyms. 

HOMEWORK:

Students will read a nonfictional articles and write a summary about what they have read. Be ready to present your summary to the class in the next session. 

Session 18: Point of View

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will present their article and the summary they have constructed after reading the article to the class.  

Students will define perspective and point of view.

Students will describe how a person's point of view can change the way a story is told.

Students will retell a story using a different point of view.

HOMEWORK:

Point of view and perspective worksheets. 

Session 19: Latitude, Longitude and Hemispheres

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review their point of view and perspective worksheets.

Students will define latitude, longitude, hemisphere, prime meridian, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Eastern Hemisphere and Western Hemisphere.

Students will describe how to use latitude and longitude to find a location on a map or globe.

Students will find a location on a map or globe using latitude and longitude.

Students will use lines of longitude to determine time zones.

Students will locate a place based upon the hemispheres they belong in.