Guess What? Computers Of The Future May Be Able To Detect Boredom!

In this lesson, students will read the article, "Guess What? Computers Of The Future May Be Able To Detect Boredom!" Students will analyze a prompt, mark the text while they read, and complete an "Identifying Evidence" activity.

By Mrs. Wooster
March 21, 2016
5th Grade English

Writing Prompt

Describe how Dr. Wichtel plans to detect boredom. Identify three uses for the technology. Use evidence from the text to support your thinking.
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5th Grade English Language Arts Standards

This lesson teaches the following grade level appropriate state literacy standards. The cubes provide an abbreviation of the standard name and reference number. Click Add to My Lesson Plans to make a copy of the lesson. Making a copy will allow you to update any information including the literacy standards.


Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacherled) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
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