This packet includes activities.
Word sort- student's sort Earth day words in partners or individual into the order they would find them in the dictionary (ABC order). There are differentiated student response sheets, where students could cut and glue the words in order, or cut, sort, and write them!
Dictionary dig-Students use the list from the word sort. Using a dictionary students look up the words and write a definition, sentence, and what page number the word was found on. (Partner or Individual) (1st and 2nd I would only have them do the words they are using in their writing. 3-5 have students come up with some more Earth day words on their own to look up!)
Writing Tasks-students must use a select number of words from their word sort/dictionary dig in their writing. I had my students use at least 10 words. 1st and 2nd might be ok with just 5 words. (Individual)
Stories starters and topics provided for the following:
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