Disappearing Bees Sentence Writing Tasks

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6th - 9th, Homeschool
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8 pages of student worksheets + answer keys
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Build reading comprehension, writing skills, and subject knowledge with these writing tasks, inspired by Judith Hochman and Natalie Wexler’s The Writing Revolution.

This bundle contains sentence-writing tasks about Colony Collapse Disorder, the mysterious condition that is causing bees to disappear. Students can start with correcting run-on sentences in a paragraph and writing questions about the topic, move on to building the range of sentence types they can write by practicing using conjunctions and appositives, and finally practice writing more complex sentences in the sentence combining tasks. This resource could also be used for differentiating writing tasks as students learn about the same content.

This resource includes both printable worksheets, and a PowerPoint file (which can be uploaded to Google Classroom) with text boxes students can fill in, suitable for distance learning. An answer key is included.

These activities are based on the article “Why Are Honeybees Vanishing?” available for free on CommonLit, but they could also be used with other resources about Colony Collapse Disorder, if similar content is covered.

These tasks could be used as ELA nonfiction reading practice, or for bringing some content-focused literacy work into your science classes.


Do your students need more practice writing great sentences? My resources on writing Sparkling Sentences and writing about The Great Depression could be the solution!

If your students are specifically struggling with run-on sentences, check out my run-on sentence correction exercises about ancient, medieval, and renaissance literature.

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Total Pages
8 pages of student worksheets + answer keys
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Teaching Duration
3 hours
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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