Earth Day Activities and Reading Comprehension Passages and Earth Day Writing

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3rd - 5th
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Are you looking for fun ways to celebrate Earth Day in your classroom? This Earth Day Unit includes many activities that are easy to differentiate among your upper grades students. It includes reading comprehension passages and various hands-on activities.

Here's what's included in this Earth Day unit:

  • Reading Passage: About Earth Day (With written response)
  • Reading Passage: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (With written response)
  • 12 Vocabulary cards and definitions
  • 12 Vocabulary term and definition matching puzzles
  • Describe/Give Examples Interactive Notebook Flap Page
  • 3 R's Sort (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)
  • Writing Page (Tell how you can reduce, reuse, recycle)
  • 8 Writing Prompts (Given in horizontal and vertical format) (Horizontal for gluing in a notebook and vertical to use as task cards)
  • How I Can Love the Earth Writing Page
  • Main Idea & Details Sentence Sort (4 Paragraphs--5 sentences each) Students use higher order thinking skills to determine the main idea.
  • Main Idea Justification Sheet
  • Oil Spill Simulation Activity & Reflection Page
  • Video and Book Suggestions

©Thrifty in Third Grade


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