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Fossils: Science & Literacy Bundle (3-LS4-1)

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3rd - 4th, Homeschool
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    1. 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’ abil
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    This bundle can help your students write and talk about their science learning! Use these writing prompts and paired passages about fossils to get your students thinking scientifically!

    These activities are perfect for informal or formal assessment of your elementary students’ ability to write about science! Use them for both writing and science grades too!

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

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    This set includes:

    Writing Organizers/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

    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):

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    Total Pages
    25 pages
    Answer Key
    Included with rubric
    Teaching Duration
    3 Weeks
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    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.
    Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
    Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
    Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
    Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.


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