This fun and informative article focuses on Natural Processes and How Human Activities Shape Earth's Resources and Ecosystems.This priority standard article for MS-LS2-1-5 is an awesome reading activity just loaded with the new anchor standards for science reading. I use this along with my old biology standard cricket dissection which the students just love. There are many you tube videos on the subject of eating insects that are great to watch with this. I also have edible crickets in a bag that you can order from/www.cricketflours.com. as a starter.
The space provided for meta-cognitive markers encourage your students to strive for depth of knowledge with dialog and comments. Included is an innovator's compass graphic organizer for getting students involved in creative higher level thinking about the big picture. I call it, "Looking In All Directions". It goes through some of the global ideas about eating insects. It can also be used as a research piece.There is also a text-based standards questions at the end asking students to find evidence and support their claims using a color coding citation method. Students will practice informational text analysis so needed for higher level thinking skills in all subjects. I have also added a new concept map piece that helps students write and think about how they feel in their heart, brain and gut about the topic. Close tickets are also provided for the final thoughts.
Included in Lesson:
1. Article, "Bug, It's What's For Dinner"
2. "Looking In All Directions" graphic organizer
3. "How Do you Feel" graphic organizer
4. Text based citation color coded questions
5. Close Tickets