Ecosystems and Adaptations Depth and Complexity Activity Bundle

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This bundle includes Depth and Complexity frames, games, and activities on ecosystems as well as frames about adaptations! Students will read, write, communicate orally, draw, play games, research, support answers with details, and even do a little acting and presenting in front of the class! You only pay 75 cents more for the adaptations lesson, which is a savings of $1.75!

Although these lessons use GATE (Gifted and Talented) icons and frames, all activities can be used with students at any level. I've used Depth and Complexity frames with students ranging from gifted to special education, and all students have shown success! Detailed instructions are included for each lesson. Never used the frames or prompts before? Not a problem at all! Detailed instructions are included at the end of the packet!

Included in this bundle, you'll receive:

Ecosystem Depth & Complexity Frames, Games, and Activities:

+ 1 Depth and Complexity Note Taking Organizer
+3 Different Frames featuring Depth and Complexity (new icons included) and the Content Imperatives (consists of 12 prompts in all)
+3 Frames (same as above) which include cooperative learning structures built in: Keep students engaged in a team dynamic as they learn to work together.
+ Task cards to use in addition to or instead of the frames (in black and white or color): Use as a way to get students communicating with each other and practicing the icons
+ Eco Land Writing Activity
+ Tales From a _________’s Perspective: Students take on the perspective of either a plant or animal to talk about what life is like in their ecosystem
+ My Eco Comic (2 different formats)
+ Eco Sort and Tree Maps
+ Eco Roll Game with 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 in color and black and white +++includes game pieces
+ Eco Mix-Pair-Share Cooperative Learning Activity
+ Find Someone Who and Give One Get One Ecosystem Cooperative Learning Activity
+Ecosystem Unfinished: Kids get the chance to draw and include ecosystem vocabulary to design the rest of an ecosystem
+ All About My Ecosystem Research Activity
+ Ecosystem Entertainment Presentation Activity
+ Ecosystem Diorama Project
+ Ecosystem Brochure- Persuade people to visit your ecosystem!
Suggestions for Use included with detailed instructions and pointers.
Answer sheets included for the depth and complexity frames.

Adaptations Frames, Task Cards, and Extension Questions

+ Suggestions for Use page (ideas on how I teach the lesson)
+ Depth and Complexity Note Taking Organizer
+ Depth & Complexity frames with questions (2 different frames with 3 versions of each to choose from and a total of 12 comprehension prompts)
+ Question and Answer format
+ Adaptation Sentence Frames
+ Task Cards in color and black and white
+ Sample answers
+ Extension Activity Suggestions
+ 4 Extension Questions

These lessons can also be purchased separately here:
Ecosystems Depth and Complexity Frames, Games, and Activities
Adaptations Depth & Complexity Science Frame and Activities

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Ecosystems and Adaptations Depth and Complexity Activity Bundle
Ecosystems and Adaptations Depth and Complexity Activity Bundle
Ecosystems and Adaptations Depth and Complexity Activity Bundle
Ecosystems and Adaptations Depth and Complexity Activity Bundle
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