Your students will love this integrated science and literacy unit in which they use close reading strategies to learn how and why it is important to save the environment. Students will explore several topics related to environmental science and participate in project activities.
This 75 page pdf includes the following information:
How to build background before a unit.
Close reading strategies and ideas for teaching along with bookmarks.
Graphic organizers for analyzing texts and comparing information.
Writing prompt paper with text dependent questions.
Helpful Online Links
Fun Extension Activities, technology and science fair projects
I have provided online articles and original nonfiction articles written by me to help your students learn about each topic.
Texts used in this unit include:
Swamps and Marshes
The Great Kapok Tree
The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge
Hope you enjoy the unit!