All About Reptiles
This packet will help your kindergarten and first grade students learn, understand, and practice using the science terms used when talking about reptiles. It also will provide you with resources to make your unit come to life. By integrating science and nonfiction into your language lessons, you not only create an enthusiasm in your students, but you can create the "hook" you need to engage even the most reluctant learners.
This packet is aligned to the NGSS standards as well as the Texas TEKS. (They are included in the packet for you to reference as well as at the top of the lesson plans!) It includes many resources including: fully written out 5-E lesson plans, PBL lesson suggestions and driving questions, 3- part cards, pocket chart cards, (both featuring high quality pictures) student vocabulary books, center activities, posters, recording pages, science activities/projects, and so much more!
There are many opportunities for your students to use this engaging topic to research and write about what they are learning. The packet includes activities, recording pages, mini books, and more!
The 5-E lesson plans included are:
1. What is a reptile?
2. Is it a reptile? (Classifying Reptiles)
3. Where do reptiles live?
6. Research Project: Creating a “Reptile House”
All lessons are presented in the 5-E format. (engage, explore, explain, elaborate, evaluate) They are written out step by step! Each lesson also comes with beautiful pictures and engaging activities to help your children understand the objectives in a hands-on way. Many of the lessons also contain links to videos and resources to use while teaching the lesson! I have also included paired fiction and non-fiction books to go with each 5-E lesson plan!
The PBL Driving Questions and flow chart lesson plan suggestions are:
Driving Question #1: How is a reptile different from me?
Driving Question #2: What do I have in common with a reptile?
Driving Question #3: What reptiles live in our area?
Driving Question #4: Which reptiles make good pets? OR Which reptile should the zoo save?
Culmination Activity: Students will research their favorite reptiles and try to convince their classmates and other students that their reptile would make the best pet. Students will vote based on the presentations! OR Students will vote on a reptile to be added to the zoo.
Your students will LOVE these lessons.
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