4 DAYS of PLANS and Printable ACTIVITIES! Ready to GO! This “Love Our Earth” PACK is full of Common Core ELA activities to meet a variety of standards at the kindergarten level and may be useful at first grade as well!
*A printable book which can be used for small or whole group reading/writing. There are three pages (or more if you print an extra) on which students respond by writing and drawing to tell things they can do to take care of the earth.
*A poem/song chart (sung to the tune of Jingle Bells) about what we can do to take care of our earth . It includes an activity guide for discussions, foundational skills activities, and activities to meet standards for Range of Reading and Range of Writing. (Creating a dramatization!) Great addition to your students' poetry folders.
*Earth Puppet with directions for assembling it (using paper plates) which involves a short and simple writing activity. Students use these puppets and their writing to create a dramatization or personal response to the author’s work or theme studied in class.
*A graphic organizer for gathering or organizing information about ways to help take care of the earth. The graphic organizer can be reproduced for students or displayed on the smartboard for group participation in the writing process. The graphic organizer can be used for student completion of the reproducible response booklet (below):
*Complete lesson plans for a two-day ELA project (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening) to complete the graphic organizer (includes cooperative grouping if desired) and writing the responses to the book.
*Sight Words containing kindergarten words from EngageNY Kindergarten Skills. Blank cards included, so you can use whatever words you want.
Begin your week with reading about Earth Day and use this pack for the next four days. Have a great Earth Week!