Center activities and nonfiction passages are included in this collection of "leafy literacy" materials. These literacy activities would be a perfect way to supplement a unit on trees. It could also be used as a stand-alone product.
Tree name alphabetical order sheet
Syllable Sort Activity: 24 cards plus a recording sheet (perfect for centers or for small groups)
Two-page nonfiction passage comparing and contrasting deciduous and evergreen trees. Some words are underlined. Students highlight the underlined words and then sort them by syllables on a corresponding recording sheet.
VENN Diagram that corresponds with the comparing/contrasting passage
2 versions of a “Three Important Words” graphic organizer: One has leaf clip art to go along with any of the nonfiction passages in this packet. The other has no clip art , so it can be used with any text (fiction or nonfiction).
Three-page nonfiction passage about trees with three distinct main ideas. It would also be possible to use each page on its own.
Main Idea/Detail Graphic Organizer which could be used with any text
Tree Word Speed-Read (fluency) activity
Two-page sentence editing activity with a focus on capitalizing geographic names
Two-page sentence editing activity with a focus on using commas in a series
Common Core State Standards Addressed:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.3.3c Decode multisyllable words
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.3.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.2a Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names.