Close Reading for DESERTS by Gail Gibbons.
Teaching Environmental Science through Close Reading and Fine Arts using GLAD strategies.
Materials include lesson plans, reading & writing activity pages, and posters with both student version and teacher’s version (with teaching scripts).
Major components of this close reading product:
- Student Package:
- 1 Info Organizer
- 3 Reading Passages
- 3 Text Dependent Questions Sets ( each with 4 questions)
- 1 Vocabulary Sheet
- 1 Blank World Map Drawing in black and white
- 1 Info Organizer with answers
- 3 Reading Passages with Close Reading marks
- 3 Text Dependent Questions Sets with answers
- 1 Vocabulary Sheet with answers
- 1 Desert Distribution World Map Black Line Drawing Set
- 1 Desert Distribution World Map Color Drawing Set
- 1 Desert Landscape Drawing Black Line Drawing Set
- 1 Desert Landscape Color Drawing Set
- 1 Desert Succulent Black Line Drawing Set
- 1 Desert Succulent Color Drawing Set
- 1 Vocab Poster with Post-it notes
- 1 Desert Writing Information Poster
- 1 Teacher Sample Writing
- 2 Student Individual Sample Writings
- Lesson Plan embedded in 2 teaching scripts: 1 for Reading Passage and 1 for Text Dependent Questions.
It is recommended you do the following materials to to reinforce students’ understanding of deserts and other kinds of environments.
Science Word Search: Desert
Science Word Search: Environment Unit
Science Project: Environment Vocabulary Booklet
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