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Earth Day Literacy Set | Earth Day Activities

Grade Levels
4th - 5th, Homeschool
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63 pages
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This Earth Day Literacy Set is a 63 page unit filled with reading and writing activities that are just right for most 4th and 5th graders during April. There are Earth Day worksheets which target main idea, cause and effect, author’s purpose, figurative language, and context clues. A set of 32 Informational Text Structures Task Cards for Earth Day is included, along with a persuasive writing activity, 2 different kinds of poetry pages, and 2 foldables as well! This unit is loaded with a variety of engaging materials that will help you teach this important topic in a fun way.

Specifically it includes:

Set of 32 Informational Text Structures Task Cards (record sheet and key)

Cause and Effect: Earth Day History (double sided worksheet and key)

Main Idea: Helping the Environment Matching Page (and key)

Main Idea: Endangered Animals Matching Page (and key)

Author’s Purpose: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (double sided worksheet and key…can also be found in my Author’s Purpose unit…too perfect not to include)

Figurative Language: Earth Idioms (double sided worksheet and key)

Context Clues: Earth Day Vocabulary (double sided worksheet and key)

Opinion Piece/Persuasive Essay Topic List

2 Opinion Piece/Persuasive Essay Outlines (both follow the Step Up to Writing format)

Opinion Piece/Persuasive Essay Writing Pages

Opinion Piece/Persuasive Essay Checklist for Students

Haiku Directions and Examples Page

Earth Day Haiku Writing Page

Shape Poem Directions and Examples Page

Earth Day Shape Poem Writing Page

Ways to Help the Earth Foldable

Taking Care of the Earth Foldable

*** Bonus Passages -

These are from my other units but seemed too appropriate not to include here!

A. Main Idea and Supporting Details: Dian Fossey (From the Main Idea unit)

B. Informational Text Structures: Gorillas (From the Informational Text Structures unit)

C. Informational Text Structures: Leatherback Turtles (From the Informational Text Structures unit)

D. Text Evidence: Sea Turtles (From the Text Evidence unit)

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Why you'll love this resource:

  • The materials are easy to prep and to use.
  • Students love to learn using holiday and thematic materials!
  • This literacy set hits standards, while being engaging.
  • It includes many reading and writing skills with different types of resources to keep learning fun!
  • There are so many ways to use this resource, as guided reading, reader's workshop, writer's workshop, independent work, homework, literacy centers, substitute plans, and more!!!

If you're looking for more reading resources, please check these out:

Text Evidence Using Informational Text

Characters, Settings, and Events

Themes in Literature

Elements of Poetry, Drama, and Prose

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