Close Read and Lab: Why Do Animals Live In Groups NGSS 3-LS2-1

Close Read and Lab: Why Do Animals Live In Groups NGSS 3-LS2-1
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This is a high interest informational text passage with great comprehension questions! This resource addresses the third grade NGSS 3-LS2-1

This resource is designed to address the NGSS Disciplinary Core Idea of Ecosystem: Interactions, Energy and Dynamics.

Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.

This resource includes a hands-on science activity in which students observe and record evidence. It also includes a 3 page nonfiction article so that students can further research the topic of why animals live in groups. This article is read as a CLOSE reading activity and includes response pages with text dependent questions.

This integrated science and literacy lesson will address fully the NGSS standards while also addressing CCSS for reading informational text.

This resource includes charts, response pages, interactive notebook flaps, a 3 page nonfiction passage, two lesson plans and a fun page on collective nouns.

Includes reading passages with comprehension questions that are connected to the standards and make the students think about why animals live in groups. Includes text dependent questions to make students look back at the reading to answer comprehension questions.

The following Science and Engineering Practices will be used by students:
Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Constructing explanations for science
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

Science Topics Include:

Animal groups
Reasons for Animals to Live In Groups
Benefits to Species by Living in Groups
Collective Hunting
Shared Raising of the Young
Protection from Predators
Social Insects
Division of Labor
Herd Animals
Collecting Evidence
Recording Data
Supporting Claims with Evidence

Students love my reading comprehension passages and questions! If you like this resource you should see some of my other resources for 3rd grade:

Life Cycle of a Sunflower NGSS 3-LS1-1

Third Grade Objects In Motion 3-PS2-2

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26 pages
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1 Week
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