Ecosystems Science and Literacy Lesson Set (TEKS & NGSS)

Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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25 pages
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Ecosystems Science and Literacy Lesson Set
- Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and 5th grade STAAR (TEKS) aligned

Easy to follow!
Fun for the students!

These activities are created to incorporate reading and writing into the Science curriculum. This lesson is designed to fit the typical 45-50 minute Science class time, while leaving time for other learning activities such as using an interactive science notebook, word wall activities, and writing in planners.

These activities are created to incorporate reading and writing into the Science curriculum. Each lesson is designed to last about a week, and encourage student participation.
Lessons are aligned with the Common Core State Standards and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.
The lesson set is written for 5th grade Science using TEKS (Standards) from 3rd through 7th grade.
On level: 5th grade
Great supplement for grades 4th – 8th grades depending on your learners’ needs.

Lesson Set Includes:

Sample Lesson Plan for the week

Attention Grabber: Ecosystem Pyramid Puzzle

Word Wall Builder Activities

Reading with Graphic Organizer: Ecosystems with an Underwater Fact Bubble Map

Writing with Key Terms: Ecosystems

Lab/ Activity: Food Web War

Writing Extension Activity

Daily Science Starters: Ecosystems

Formative Assessment: Ecosystems Model

*Updated 11/3/15 to NGSS standards

Great to get ready for the Science STAAR test!

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Total Pages
25 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.
Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.


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