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Common Core Leaf Classification Unit
This integrated Common Core unit includes a variety of ELA grammar, reading, writing, and speaking and listening activities to teach students about how to classify leaves and identify basic structural parts of this organ system. The unit is perfect for teachers who want to teach ELA through highly engaging science lessons. Scaffolding is provided for EL students, but works perfectly in any class. A bonus technology activity for iPads only is included. The app that is utilized is FREE (Chatterkids). The entire unit can be taught within one week but can be spread out over a few weeks and be supplemented with your own media and text for leaves.
The Leaf Classification Unit includes:
-Visual Storytelling Template for listening and speaking skills (CCRA.SL.1)
-Visual Storytelling Script for listening and speaking skills (CCRA.SL.1)
-Visual Story Retelling Cards (*Optional for EL Support) for speaking skills (CCRA.SL.1)
-Types of Leaves digital images
-Leaf Classification “Branch” Organizer (CCRA.R.7 and W.8)
-Field Work Journal (CCRA.R.7)
-CLOZE Reading Passage for vocabulary development (CCRA.R.4)
-Close Reading Passage #1 with CCSS Questions (CCRA.R.1-5)
-Close Reading Passage #2 with CCSS Questions (CCRA.R.1-5)
-Writing Prompt (CCRA.W.2)
-4 point Rubric aligned with CCSS writing standards
-Technology Project (*Optional for classrooms with access to iPads) (CCRA.W.3 and SL.4-5)
-Technology Project Rubric
-Technology Project Examplar (digital video example)
-Getting Good at Grammar Guide and activities (5 days of activities) (CCRA.L.1)
-Separate digital images for types of leaves
-Separate template for Visual Storytelling activity (annotated and non-annotated)
Please email if you have any questions about the unit or activities included within.