Two great activities that would span 5 lessons on famous evolutionary scientist, Charles Darwin. Perfect for students in 5th grade or 6th grade learning about key figures from science.
NO PREP is needed!
Firstly, there is a close reading activity - children need to read through an informational text, and then answer comprehension and grammar questions, before completing an extension activity.
Secondly, there is a biography writing unit. The unit has been split into four separate lessons which will take students approximately 40-50 minutes each. Ideal for students learning about famous scientists.
Good luck, I hope you get some great results!
If you would like an example of the close reading activity this please look at my example Macbeth Activity 5th & 6th Grade Close Reading Activity.
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Close reading activities are also know as: reading comprehensions, instructional texts, close reads, close readers and reading comps.
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