Cell Structure and Function Science and Literacy Lesson Set
- Common Core and STAAR (TEKS) aligned
Easy to follow!
Fun for the students!
These activities are created to incorporate reading and writing into the Science curriculum. This lesson is designed to fit the typical 45-50 minute Science class time.
The informational text in this set is written to best fit the 5th and 6th grade reading levels. This lesson set is designed to be on level for 5th grade and covers standards from 5th, 7th, and 8th grade science. This is a helpful resource for ESL and low level eighth graders.
Lesson Set includes:
Sample Lesson Plan for the week
Attention Grabber: Cell “Part it together” Race
Word Wall Builder Activities
Reading with Graphic Organizer: Cell Structure and Function with a Venn Diagram (Plant Cells vs. Animal Cells)
Writing with Key Terms: Cell Structure and Function
Lab/ Activity: Observing an onion cell with Lab Observation Activity
Formative Assessment: Labeling the Cell Diagrams
Writing Extension Activity
Daily Science Starters: Cell Structure and Function
Great way to prepare for the STAAR Science test!!
*Updated 2015 with NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards), new activities, formative assessment, new graphics and new clip art
Standards covered in this lesson set:
Lessons are aligned with the Common Core State Standards and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.7 Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.9 Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.
Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.
§112.19. Science, Grade 7,
(12) Organisms and environments. The student knows that living systems at all levels of organization demonstrate the complementary nature of structure and function. The student is expected to:
(C) recognize levels of organization in plants and animals, including cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and organisms;
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