This 74- page unit includes reading, writing and math themed Earth Day activities that are aligned to the Common Core. These activities are differentiated for your class of unique learners.
Pieces of these activities can be used as whole group or small group instruction. These activities can also be used as morning work or during individual work or center time.
-Two anchor charts for brainstorming about Earth Day
- Word Creation using the letters in "Earth Day"
-Write the Room Cards and Recording Sheet
- 20 I Have... Who Has Cards focusing on final /th/
-24 R-Controlled Word Cards
- R-Controlled Sorting Mats and Recording Sheet
- An Earth Day Pledge to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
-Coloring Activity to accompany writing
-Pledge to Reduce Water
-How To Writing Prompt and Page
-Persuasive Writing Prompt
-Opinion Writing Prompt
-Narrative Writing Prompt
-Acrostic Poem Page
-Differentiated Roll and Cover Dice Games
1 Di Games
-Identifying numbers 1-6
-+1 and -1 after rolling
Games with Two Dice
-Adding numbers to 12
-+1 and -1 after rolling
Games with Three Dice
-Adding three numbers (3-18)
-+1 and -1 after rolling
(Recording sheets are included for all games that require adding and subtracting)
Differentiated Math Game
-Choose from two versions of the same game to meet your student's needs.
Either identify numbers 1-20 or have students practice subtraction facts from 20 with this fun Earth Day themed game.
- 3 Dimensional Shape Reference Poster
-2 Dimensional Shape Reference Poster
- Shape Sorting Sheet
-Graphing Activity Recording Sheet
This Unit is Aligned to the Common Core-
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.3b Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.3 Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.3 Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.A.3 Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).
CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.B.3 Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract.2 Examples: If 8 + 3 = 11 is known, then 3 + 8 = 11 is also known. (Commutative property of addition.) To add 2 + 6 + 4, the second two numbers can be added to make a ten, so 2 + 6 + 4 = 2 + 10 = 12. (Associative property of addition.)
CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.C.6 Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14); decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13 – 4 = 13 – 3 – 1 = 10 – 1 = 9); using the relationship between addition and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 – 8 = 4); and creating equivalent but easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6 + 7 by creating the known equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13).
CCSS.Math.Content.2.OA.B.2 Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.2 By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.
CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.A.2 Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.
CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.A.3 Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, “flat”) or three-dimensional (“solid”).
CCSS.Math.Content.1.MD.C.4 Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another.
CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.D.10 Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems1 using information presented in a bar graph
Happy Earth Day- I hope you enjoy this unit!