Happy Earth Day ~ Higher Level Language!
A 40-page packet targeting higher level language and critical thinking skills:
1) Define: Have students practice defining and describing Earth Day Vocabulary. 3 words per page, 5 pages, 1 Create Your Own page.
2) Describe: Students state/list attributes of Earth Day-themed items. 4 pages, 1 Create Your Own page.
3) Compare/Contrast: Students list/state similarities and differences with an Earth Day theme. 15 pages, (1 set of words per page: venn diagram to fill in, plus lines below to write sentences), 1 Create Your own page. (Vocabulary ranges in difficulty, pick pages which are most appropriate).
4) Answering Wh– Questions: Students must answer more complex, critical thinking types of questions. 3 short answer-style critical thinking questions per page, 7 pages, plus 1 Create Your Own page.
5) Categorization/Sorting: Students decide if everyday items should be recycled, reused, or reduced...or if the items can fit in more than one category. Items are listed in box, students sort the items in categories below, plus add two ideas of their own. 2 pages, plus 1 Create Your Own page.
6) Scavenger Hunt: 1 page “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”: Students go on a scavenger hunt around the classroom, school, or home and list items that they find that can be recycled, reduced, or reused. Plus, students can meet afterwards and compare...they should list 2 new items that they learned from a friend. 1 page of “Make a Change”: Students go on a scavenger hunt around the classroom, school, or home to find Earth-Friendly changes to make (turning off lights in rooms that aren’t being used, paper that is ending up in garbage, water running or dripping, rain barrel for the garden, etc). **The goal of the scavenger hunts is to help students look around their own environment and brainstorm what items they use daily or what they could change that would be Earth Friendly.
**All copies are ‘black and white’ for ease of printing**
**To make the lessons paperless, you can enlarge the pdf’s on your interactive whiteboard!
Created by and Copyright: J. Callaway, M.S., CCC-SLP
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