Working with the EL curriculum but struggling with the formatting of the workbooks and worksheets?
Check out this redesign of the activity from Module 3 (Trees Are Alive), Unit 1 Lesson 1. The EL workbook includes full color pictures on multiple pages to study and sort. This redesign is streamlined to one page, with clip-art photos of the same objects at the bottom. Students can also complete the activity more independently as the directions are included at the top with icons as prompts.
Consider having your students complete this activity again at the end of Unit 1 after your Science Talk. I then passed back their original sort done with their partner in Lesson 1 --- they loved comparing the two worksheets, seeing a concrete example of how much they'd learned as researchers!