Earth Day Activities Reading Comprehension Passages Writing Math April

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Celebrate Earth Day with content-rich activities, including nonfiction articles about water pollution and conservation. With high-interest print and digital activities, there are enough tasks to keep students engaged and learning all month long!

Also included are fiction activities based on the popular book Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney and writing activities for each genre, including poetry, and much more!

This set includes BOTH print and digital option to use with Google™ Classroom.

This no-prep Earth Day pack is a great mix of reading, writing, and math activities. Nonfiction articles include text features to strengthen informational text reading skills. Activities and projects require students to use text-based evidence and encourage critical thinking about Earth Day.

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Creative and engaging hands on activities require critical thinking and are a great way to tie together science with reading and writing.

Short on time to teach Earth Day this year? Complete activities in group settings and encourage meaningful discourse in a short amount of time!



  • 5 Nonfiction Reading Passages and Activities:

*Earth Day (Response Questions)

*Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (Response Questions and Flip Book)

* Recycling Loop (Sequence Chain and Opinion Question)

*Water Conservation (Response Questions and Cause and Effect)

*What Is Pollution? (Main Idea and Opinion Question)

  • Student Note-Taking Sheet
  • Student Presentation Directions (Optional Activity)
  • Fiction Reading Activities based on the book Miss Rumphius by: Barbara Clooney

*Character Trait Analysis

*Reader Response Questions

*How the Setting Effects the Story Questions

*Theme and Life Lesson Activity

Grammar and More

  • Garbage Challenge
  • Quote Reflection
  • Dictionary Look It Up Activity
  • Cloze Reading Activity (answer key included)
  • 3 Prefix “Re” Activities
  • Earth Day Word Search and Answer Key
  • Earth Day 3-2-1 Reflection
  • Earth Day Awards for Students in color and BW


  • Earth Day Quilt
  • Give the Earth a High Five
  • Friendly Letter Writing to Mother Earth
  • Save the Planet Acrostic Poem
  • Opinion Writing Prompt & Graphic Organizer
  • Explanatory Writing Prompt & Graphic Organizer
  • Narrative Writing Prompt & Graphic Organizer
  • Open-ended Earth Day Poster
  • Earth Day Poster (with sentence starters)

Math and Answer Keys

  • Producing Garbage Word Problems (answer key included)
  • Reducing Garbage Math Game
  • Adding it All Up (addition of 3 and 4 digit numbers)
  • Multiplication Grid (two levels included to meet your class' needs)

Suggestions for Effective Classroom Use:

  1. Morning Work
  2. Centers
  3. Partner Work
  4. Independent Reading Practice
  5. Independent Writing Practice
  6. Whole Class Instruction
  7. Bulletin Boards-Several different activities included could be used for bulletin board displays this April

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Recent feedback on this product:

"Perfect resource for my third graders to learn about Earth Day! Informative articles with questions and fun activities! Thanks."

"Great product! Activities are thorough and high interest - my students were engaged in everything!"

"The kids loved all these readings!"

"I have been using this packet as a unit for Earth Day and innovative solutions. My kids enjoy the information and are learning so much about how to take care of our planet!"

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