Teach ecosystems in an engaging and meaningful way using comprehension questions, writing, fun and educational activities, and even games! This 50 page packet will have kids answering questions about ecosystems, participating in collaborative conversations, challenging each other to games, illustrating science vocabulary, and even writing creatively! Teachers have the option of incorporating cooperative learning to keep kids moving and communicating with peers. Additionally, students will even narrate their own ecosystem comics (everything can be done using textbooks and/or articles on ecosystems)!
+ 1 Ecosystem Note Taking Organizer
+12 comprehension questions/prompts
with and without cooperative learning structures built in to keep students engaged in a team dynamic as they learn to work together.
+ Task cards
to use in addition to or instead of the written comprehension questions (in black and white or color): Use as a way to get students communicating with each other and working on their oral language skills.
+ Eco Land Writing Activity:
Kids create their very own imaginary ecosystem, write about its characteristics, and illustrate a picture.
+ Tales From a _________’s Perspective:
Students take on the perspective of either a plant or animal to talk about what life is like living in their ecosystem
+ My Eco Comic
(2 different formats): Kids create a comic about ecosystems
+ Eco Sort and Tree Maps:
Students categorize and classify living and nonliving parts of ecosystems or can sort by individual ecosystems.
+ Eco Roll Game:
2 optional templates to write in the ecosystems you’re studying with your curriculum (you can even use the fill-in-the-blank template for other content in the future)
+ Eco Board Game:
Eco Board Game in color and black and white +++includes game pieces (board game has ecosystem prompts typed on the board)
+ Eco Mix-Pair-Share Cooperative Learning Activity:
Students mix around the room to find new partners and take turns sharing answers to prompts.
+ Find Someone Who and Give One Get One Ecosystem Cooperative Learning Activity
Kids get the chance to draw and include ecosystem vocabulary to design the rest of an ecosystem
+ All About My Ecosystem Research Activity:
This can be done using a textbook or an article on a particular ecosystem of choice.
+ Ecosystem Entertainment Presentation Activity:
Allow students to work in pairs, teams, or even independently to create a presentation about a particular ecosystem--the more creative, the better!
+ Ecosystem Diorama Project:
This can be sent home as an independent project (they look great on the desks during Open House)
+ Ecosystem Brochure:
Persuade people to visit your ecosystem!
+Suggestions for Use included
with detailed instructions and pointers.
+Answer sheets included
for the 12 comprehension questions.
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