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Animal Groups: Science and Literacy BUNDLE (NGSS 3-LS2-1)

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2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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    A useful tool for integrating language arts and science! It aligns to NGSS 3-LS2-1 and Common Core Informational Reading Standards.

    This product aligns to NGSS 3-LS2-1: Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.

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    This set includes:

    Writing Prompts/Rubrics:

    ★ Graphic Organizers - great for note-taking or formative assessment

    *Venn Diagram

    *Frayer Model

    ★ Open-ended writing prompts

    *3 Odd One Out options

    *2 Choice Scenario options

    ★ Teacher rubrics (one per assignment)

    Paired Passages:

    ★ 2 informational/non-fiction passages about animal groups (prairie dogs and bees)

    on 3 differentiated levels

    ★ 1 open-ended writing prompt

    ★ 1 open-ended writing rubric

    ★ 1 short answer page with sample answers

    ★ 1 multiple-choice quiz on 3 differentiated levels

    • Level 1: 4 questions, Level 2: 6 questions, Level 3: 8 questions

    ★ Multiple Choice Answer Keys

    ★ 1 graphic organizer

    Reading Passages/Questions:

    ★ 5 multi-paragraph reading passages on 3 differentiated levels

    ★ Choice of passage + open-ended questions

    ★ Choice of passage + multiple choice questions

    ★ Writing prompt with grading rubric for each topic

    Passage Topics:

    ★ Animal Life Cycles

    ★ Sea Turtles

    ★ Plant Life Cycles

    ★ Butterflies and Ladybugs

    ★ The Platypus

    Check out these additional Science and Literacy Resources!

    Inherited Traits Resources (3-LS3-1):

    Life Cycles Resources (3-LS1-1):

    Fossils Resources (3-LS4-1):

    Habitats Resources (3-LS4-3):

    Environmental Changes Resources (3-LS4-4):

    Rocks and Minerals Resources (4-ESS1-1):

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    Total Pages
    33 pages
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.


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