This is a complete literacy unit created to help students practice their reading skills while they learn about Earth Day (April 22nd!). It is aimed at 2nd,3rd,4th grade readers, may suit some higher level 1st grade, lower 4th grade readers.
This Earth Day unit includes the following teaching materials:
-An Earth Day KWL chart
-Earthy Day Vocab list and definitions (in student-friendly language)
-Vocab Quiz (can be used as FORMATIVE and SUMMATIVE assessments)
-Song for Earth Day w/ Comprehension ?'s
-Coloring sheet w/ sequenced directions
-Literature 'Tie-In' text + Comprehension ?'s (a Dr. Seuss book)
-A 'Student-friendly language' Non-fiction passage on Earth Day
-A QUIZ on the non-fiction passage about Earth Day (can be used as FORMATIVE and SUMMATIVE assessments)
-A Fluency practice chart w/ non-fiction passage
-A Fluency rubric for 3rd-5th graders to self-assess (in Student-friendly language/Marzano)
-An Earth Day vocab word search puzzle
-An Earth Day Scavenger Hunt!
-ALL ANSWER KEYS for your time-saving convenience! :-)
Common Core Standards Addressed:
CC.3.RL.1 - Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
CC.3.RI.1 - Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
CC.3.RI.2 - Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
CC.3.RI.4 - Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
CC.3.RI.6 - Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.
CC.3.RF.3 - Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.4a Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.4b Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.4c Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
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