This Earth Day unit is a non-fiction unit that covers just what it says. Students will learn about celebrating our planet, the 3 r's (reduce, reuse, and recycle), and how to prevent pollution. Stunning, real-life images bring this Earth Day unit to life! Students who are struggling or are learning English will benefit from the use of real-life images.
Teaching students to read and comprehend non-fiction texts is no easy feat. While many students love the kinds of topics covered in non-fiction texts, they often find these types of books inaccessible to them.
This unit is intended for Kindergarten and/or First Grade classrooms. It is in no way an "easy" unit and is intended to get children thinking deeply about our Earth and how we can protect it. This unit was designed to give young students a strong foundation and exposure to non-fiction texts and topics.
This complete resource effectively and easily bridges science, social studies, reading, and writing. The work is already done for you! All you need to do is print the resources, laminate them as you please, make copies and you are ready to go!
What you'll find inside:
*A full page of recommended mentor texts for the unit, recommended videos (with direct links to SafeShare), and a prep work checklist to help keep you organized.
*4 Leveled readers (below level, slightly below level, on level, and above level - approximate levels A, B, C, and E)
*QR Codes for listening center
*Close reading passages
*Magazine articles with response pages (great for extension activities)
Writing & Vocabulary
*Mini word wall
*Create your own booklet (using non-fiction text features)
*Recording sheets (full-size and science journal size)
*A variety of graphic organizers are included for you to choose from
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