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NEXT GENERATION Science Standards:
Integrate reading into your science curriculum with the easy to use FOCUS close read format. Students will read to understand how energy is transferred from one organism to another in an ecosystem. Through the process, they will complete three levels of thinking through activities while engaging in the text multiple times.
Each step is designed for scaffolding and targeting students learning styles. Enjoy this step-by-step close reading method that is sure to help you and your students get into a steady close reading routine!
*11 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: 740 Lexile
*1 Student Goal Tracker- Students become more aware of their thinking and learning as they track their progress
*Think Box- 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 and vocabulary.
*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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