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Environmental Affects on Trees Close Read Evidence and Text Dependent Packet

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Use this close reading packet to help students understand environmental affects on a tree's life. Students will read a text about cross-sections and how to determine when major events occurred in the tree's life. The activities included provide a step-by-step guide that is text-dependent.

Objective: Students will analyze the indicators on a tree’s cross-section to understand what is happening in the environment around it and how it affects that organism.

Next Generation Science Standard:
3&4: ESS3.B: Natural Hazards
A variety of natural hazards result from natural processes.
Humans cannot eliminate natural hazards but can take
steps to reduce their impacts.

5th: ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems
Human activities in agriculture, industry, and everyday life
have had major effects on the land, vegetation, streams,
ocean, air, and even outer space. But individuals and
communities are doing things to help protect Earth’s
resources and environments.


*5 Vocabulary Posters

*Teacher Guide and Checklist- Provides guidance and documentation for student success.

*Rubrics- 2 FOCUS rubrics are provided to help you understand the purpose and your students progress.

*1 Close Read Passage (940 Lexile)

*1 Student Goal Tracker- Students become more aware of their thinking and learning as they track their progress


*ThinkBox- After labeling and reading the text independently, students will complete a think box to organize their thoughts. Questions are text dependent and evidence must be cited from the text.

*Unwrapping the text- Students will analyze the structure of the text and its text features to complete an engaging and insightful activity. By searching and citing the text, students will become more familiar with the content.

*Show- Students may choose from 4 task cards (or you can choose one in advance) to complete a higher level activity to show comprehension of the material.

*Stations- (3) Integrates art and writing to provide additional review of the content

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