My kids love anything to do with science. They love listening to nonfiction stories, video clips. anything with interesting facts and video of real things! I have decided to design a series of nonfiction units that include QR codes, response sheets, foldables, vocabulary cards using real photos, so that I can set up a science station in my room that my children can use to further their natural desire to know more about different animals and other topics.
In this packet, I have included
-19 Response to listening/viewing worksheets Use them in centers, listening
centers, full group science lessons, early finishers, writing center (just put the
vocabulary words on a binder ring) and science research! Some of the types of
sheets included are:
-Roll with it comprehension sheet
-Video Review sheet
-Main idea and details
-My schema, new learning and misconceptions
-Many different style sheets to record what was learned
-12 half page vocabulary cards; 12 word wall/pocket chart
vocabulary cards, 12 small vocabulary cards to put on a binder ring
for an instant “portable word wall”, all using real photos!
-17 QR code cards for various videos that are provided to you as
“Safeshare” QR codes, so that your students do not have access to
distracting commercials or other ‘unrelated videos”. The videos are
on a variety of aspects of ladybugs. Use some of the response sheets in your listening center, along with the QR codes! Children can listen to the selected video and answer the questions on the response sheet and foldables. They get practice
picking out facts, exploring new vocabulary, picking out main idea and
details and more all while furthering their natural hunger for information!
What a fun way to bring all these nonfiction topics alive in a quick and easy way in your classroom. They make fun engaging centers, as well work for your early finishers or even great scaffolding for those students who are unable to read nonfiction books on these topics, now they can listen and still access the information!
The activities are common core aligned. They cover the following standards:
Common Core standards:
RL.1.1 I can ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RL.1.2 I can identify the main topic and key details in a text.
RL.1.3 I can describe character, setting, and major events in a story.
RL.1.7 I can use details in a story to describe characters, settings, and
W.1.1 I can write about my opinion and supply a reason.
W.1.5 I can respond to a writing prompt.
L.1.4 I can use context clues to figure out the meaning of a word