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Ecosystems Reading & Writing Bundle

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    Description

    Use this bundle to help your students combine their science and literacy learning! This bundle covers the NGSS topic Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems. It includes 3-LS2-1, 3-LS4-1, 3-LS4-3, and 3-LS4-4. This set is perfect for informal or formal assessment of your elementary students’ ability to write about science! I love using them for both writing and science grades too!

    3-LS2-1: Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.

    3-LS4-1: Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.

    3-LS4-3: Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.

    3-LS4-4: Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.

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    3-LS2-1: ANIMAL GROUPS

    Writing Prompts/Rubrics:

    ★ Graphic Organizers - great for note-taking or formative assessment

    *Venn Diagram

    *Frayer Model

    ★ Open-ended writing prompts

    *3 Odd One Out options

    *2 Choice Scenario options

    ★ Teacher rubrics (one per assignment)

    Paired Passages:

    ★ 2 informational/non-fiction passages about animal groups (prairie dogs and bees)

    on 3 differentiated levels

    ★ 1 open-ended writing prompt

    ★ 1 open-ended writing rubric

    ★ 1 short answer page with sample answers

    ★ 1 multiple-choice quiz on 3 differentiated levels

    • Level 1: 4 questions, Level 2: 6 questions, Level 3: 8 questions

    ★ Multiple Choice Answer Keys

    ★ 1 graphic organizer

    Reading Passages/Questions:

    ★ 5 multi-paragraph reading passages on 3 differentiated levels

    ★ Choice of passage + open-ended questions

    ★ Choice of passage + multiple choice questions

    ★ Writing prompt with grading rubric for each topic

    3-LS4-1: FOSSILS

    Writing Prompts/Rubrics:

    ★ 2 Graphic Organizers - great for note-taking or formative assessment

    ★ 2 open-ended writing prompts

    ★ 4 teacher rubrics (one per assignment)

    Paired Passages:

    ★ 2 passages about fossils (1 fiction and 1 non-fiction) on 3 differentiated levels

    • Easiest level (yellow circle): Lexile 800L-900L; Fountas & Pinnell M/N
    • Middle level (green square): Lexile 900L-1000L; Fountas & Pinnell N-P
    • Hardest Level (blue triangle): Lexile 1000L-1100L; Fountas & Pinnell P/R

    ★ 1 open-ended writing prompt

    ★ 1 open-ended writing rubric

    ★ 1 short answer page with sample answers

    ★ 1 multiple-choice quiz on 3 differentiated levels

    • Level 1: 4 questions, Level 2: 6 questions, Level 3: 8 questions

    ★ Multiple Choice Answer Keys

    ★ 1 graphic organizer

    Reading Passages/Questions:

    ★ 5 multi-paragraph reading passages on 3 differentiated levels

    ★ Choice of passage + open-ended questions

    ★ Choice of passage + multiple choice questions

    ★ Writing prompt with grading rubric for each topic

    3-LS4-3: HABITATS

    Writing Prompts/Rubrics:

    ★ 2 Graphic Organizers - great for note-taking or formative assessment

    ★ 2 open-ended writing prompts

    ★ 4 teacher rubrics (one per assignment)

    Paired Passages:

    ★ 2 informational/non-fiction passages about habitats on 3 differentiated levels

    ★ 1 open-ended writing prompt

    ★ 1 open-ended writing rubric

    ★ 1 short answer page with sample answers

    ★ 1 multiple-choice quiz on 3 differentiated levels

    • Level 1: 4 questions, Level 2: 6 questions, Level 3: 8 questions

    ★ Multiple Choice Answer Key

    ★ 1 graphic organizer

    Reading Passages/Questions:

    ★ 5 multi-paragraph reading passages on 3 differentiated levels

    ★ Choice of passage + open-ended questions

    ★ Choice of passage + multiple choice questions

    ★ Writing prompt with grading rubric for each topic

    ★ 10 vocabulary cards about habitats (can be cut out to match them or folded in half to use as flashcards)

    ★ 10 true/false questions about habitats

    ★ 8 matching questions about habitats

    3-LS4-4: ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES

    Writing Prompts/Rubrics:

    ★ 12 Writing/Discussion Prompts in two formats

    • One per page for use as partner/group discussions

    • Four per page for use as writing prompts

    ★ Writing Prompt paper with blank square where students can glue assigned writing prompt 


    ★ 1 teacher rubric

    Paired Passages:

    ★ 2 non-fiction passages about environmental changes on 3 differentiated levels

    • Easiest level (yellow circle): Lexile 800L-900L; Fountas & Pinnell M/N
    • Middle level (green square): Lexile 900L-1000L; Fountas & Pinnell N-P
    • Hardest Level (blue triangle): Lexile 1000L-1100L; Fountas & Pinnell P/R

    ★ 1 open-ended writing prompt

    ★ 1 open-ended writing rubric

    ★ 1 short answer page with sample answers

    ★ 1 multiple-choice quiz on 3 differentiated levels

    • Level 1: 4 questions, Level 2: 6 questions, Level 3: 8 questions

    ★ Multiple Choice Answer Keys

    ★ 1 graphic organizer

    Reading Passages/Questions:

    ★ 5 multi-paragraph reading passages on 3 differentiated levels

    ★ Choice of passage + open-ended questions

    ★ Choice of passage + multiple choice questions

    ★ Writing prompt with grading rubric for each topic

    Check out these additional Science and Literacy Resources!

    Inherited Traits Resources (3-LS3-1):

    Life Cycles Resources (3-LS1-1):

    Fossils Resources (3-LS4-1):

    Animal Groups Resources (3-LS2-1):

    Habitats Resources (3-LS4-3):

    Environmental Changes Resources (3-LS4-4):

    Rocks and Minerals Resources (4-ESS1-1):

    Inherited Traits Resources (3-LS3-1):

    Life Cycles Resources (3-LS1-1):

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    3rd Grade Geometry (G) Constructed Response Problems

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    Total Pages
    177 pages
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    Teaching Duration
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    Standards

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    NGSS3-LS4-4
    Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change. Examples of environmental changes could include changes in land characteristics, water distribution, temperature, food, and other organisms. Assessment is limited to a single environmental change. Assessment does not include the greenhouse effect or climate change.
    NGSS3-LS4-3
    Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. Examples of evidence could include needs and characteristics of the organisms and habitats involved. The organisms and their habitat make up a system in which the parts depend on each other.
    NGSS3-LS2-1
    Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.
    NGSS3-LS4-1
    Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago. Examples of data could include type, size, and distributions of fossil organisms. Examples of fossils and environments could include marine fossils found on dry land, tropical plant fossils found in Arctic areas, and fossils of extinct organisms. Assessment does not include identification of specific fossils or present plants and animals. Assessment is limited to major fossil types and relative ages.
    By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

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