Make learning about plant & animal adaptations fun by incorporating science, writing, drawing, oral communication and even acting! In this packet, students will answer questions, in different ways, about adaptations using either a Depth & Complexity frame or question and answer format.
+++Packet has been updated
Included in packet:
+ Suggestions for Use page (ideas on how I teach the lesson)
+ Depth and Complexity Note Taking Organizer
+ Depth & Complexity frames with questions (2 different frames with 3 versions of each to choose from and a total of 12 comprehension prompts)
+ Question and Answer format
+ Adaptation Sentence Frames
+ Task Cards in color and black and white
+ Sample answers
+ Extension Activity Suggestions
+ 4 Extension Questions
This is now part of a larger bundle in which you receive my "Ecosystems Frames, Games, and Activities" too!
Ecosystems and Adaptations Depth and Complexity Activity Bundle
Although this lesson uses GATE (Gifted and Talented) icons and frame, all activities can be used with students at any level. I've used this packet with students ranging from gifted to special education, and all students have shown success! I actually teach a GATE class and a general ed class full of 4th graders, and they all enjoy this lesson.
Students will have the opportunity to use sentence frames to practice using academic vocabulary while speaking and writing. I have also included ideas as to how to incorporate cooperative learning structures while working on the frame (graphic organizer).
Kids will discuss and write examples of animal and plant adaptations, take on multiple perspectives of both a predator and prey, ask "unanswered questions", draw their very own plant or animal with unique adaptations and more! Students will even have the chance to break out their acting skills!
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