This bundle is for Earth Day or any day you want to celebrate the Earth. It includes a close reading passage (2 versions for differentiation), written response questions, cut & paste activity, paragraph writing planning and final draft templates, and cause & effect.
This bundle includes 2 versions of the same close reading passage. One version (lexile 880) is more challenging and the other version is less challenging (lexile 760). There is a column on each sheet for students to jot down notes, questions, words, etc as they are reading. The same 2 pages of questions go along with both reading passages.
Help vs Harm Cut & Paste
This is the perfect way to get the conversation flowing and to help students start thinking about the writing portion of this bundle. Students will cut and paste the helpful and harmful scenarios in the appropriate column. They will also write in one of their own ideas for each column.
Students will pick 1 (or more than 1 if you choose) idea from the table/t-chart they created. They can use the paragraph writing planning sheet to plan out a paragraph using supporting details. There is an example on the planning sheet for students to see what a final paragraph might look like. Students will then proofread and edit their paragraph. They can do a final draft on one of the writing pages (included 2 different versions) or they can use the Earth shaped pages to create a booklet. If you have students write more than one paragraph, they can use multiple pages and staple them together.
Cause and Effect
There are two different Cause and Effect foldables included. One version has the “causes” written out for students and they have to fill in the “effect.” The other version has space for students to come up with their own “causes” and “effects.” I copy this 2 sided (make sure your paper is in properly for the second side to be where it should be. Once it is copied properly students can fold in half the long way and cut the flaps on the dotted lines.
Happy Earth Day. Enjoy!
If you are looking for other Earth Day resources check out others in my shop:
Earth Day No Prep Math Printables K-2
Earth Day No Prep Math Printables 2-5
Earth Day Writing Pages and Prompts
Earth Day Multiplication BINGO
Earth Day Addition BINGO
Earth Day Reading and Writing Bundle
Recycling Clipart is from Krista Walden from Creative Clips