Comparing the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon Science and Literacy Lesson Set NGSS

Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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Comparing the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon Science and Literacy Lesson Set
- Common Core, NGSS, and STAAR (TEKS) aligned

Easy to follow!
Fun for the students!
Great way to add Next Generation Science Standards into your science lessons!

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: Rotation and Revolution Model and Sun, Earth, and the Moon facts booklets

Word Wall Building Activities with printable chart

Reading with Graphic Organizer: Sun, Earth, and the Moon with and a triple Venn diagram

Writing with Key Terms: Sun, Earth, and the Moon

Lab/ Activity: Sun, Earth, and the Moon Classroom Model and Sun, Earth, and Moon Crossword Puzzle

Writing Extension Activity

Daily Science Starters: Sun, Earth, and the Moon

Formative Assessment: Sun, Earth, Moon, and Stars Model

Great to get ready for the Science STAAR test!

**updated 12/1/13 to include black and white copies of graphic organizers.

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Total Pages
28 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.
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).
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.
Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.


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