Strengthen skills in the Language of Science with this listening and writing activity set.
Designed by a middle school ELL teacher in collaboration with a Life Science teacher to meet the needs of language learners in the mainstream science classroom.
a simple,minimum prep interactive listening activity, the Food Cycle Story, which builds understanding of how energy transfers from one living or non-living component of an ecosystem to the next.
A writing activity that guides students to create their own Food Cycle Story. There are two versions so that you can pick your favorite, or use both to differentiate.
A sentence sorting activity focusing on how active and passive voice shows scientific logic in sentences about the food cycle.
Each activity is designed to meet English Language Development Standards while using language as a tool to deepen students' knowledge and skills in the content of science.
The activities could be used together in a 1.5 to 2 hour lesson, or broken up over 3 days in 25-30 minute lessons each day.