Earth Day Activities

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Earth Day Activities

This is a 70 page file, with great cross-curricular activities for students in first and second grades.

Why will you L*O*V*E this Earth Day pack?

This resource is the perfect companion to celebrate and learn about Earth Day! It is full of fun and engaging activities in all areas (science, social studies, math, literacy) ... it is low prep, and ink friendly too! The experiments, close reading, sorts, and writing, are extremely intentional and Common Core aligned! This Earth Day pack is a true time saver!!

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You may also read about this resource from my blog:

Earth Day Blog Post @ Where the Magic Happens Teaching Blog

What is included in this product?

♦Earth day cause and effect---> It includes a close read in full color or black and white to fit your needs, and a cause and effect answer sheet. It also includes materials for a cause and effect anchor chart that you can use to model this strategy.

♦Earth day Fact and opinion---> This a great literacy center! Includes picture cards, answer sheet, and fact and opinion anchor chart for you to model this strategy.

♦Earth Day Thematic vocabulary puzzles---> Includes Frayer model vocabulary sheet with puzzles and a guide on how to teach vocabulary the Marzano way!

♦Earth Day Sort {Reduce, Reuse, Recycle}---> This is a sort and graph activity that includes the definitions of reduce, reuse, ad recycle with picture cards for you to sort and model in a whole group activity. Your students then complete the data sheet based on the data collected!

♦My promise to my planet acrostic poem craftivity---> In this activity you will find a great craftivity and a sheet for your students to do an acrostic poem using the word EARTH. This is also a timely activity! April is poetry month!!

♦Water pollution science experiment---> In this science experiment, your students will conduct an experiment and complete a booklet based on the scientific method. This is a great activity to discuss the lasting effect of water pollution!

♦Earth day writing prompts---> 12 writing prompts related to this thematic unit for your students to use during their writing center or writer's workshop!

You might also like my other thematic units:

**Life in the Sea Literacy and Science Unit

**Apples Thematic Unit

Thank you so much for considering my products!!

Laura G. ~ Where the Magic Happens

© 2016, Where the Magic Happens. Earth Day Activities - for single classroom use, please purchase multiple licenses (at a discount price) at check-out for whole-grade or school-wide use.

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Key words: STEM, Science experiments, graphing, close reading, Earth day, literacy stations, Opinion writing.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.


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