Moon Phases

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The unit is 80 pages and includes information about the phases of the moon, as well as day/night (sun/moon patterns). We created this unit with the new Common Core science standards in mind. There are resources here that are designed to be used in a first grade classroom as well as resources for second and third grade classrooms. In this there are many “parts” included (non-fiction texts, class posters, follow-up activities, and more.) Pages can be mixed and matched to meet the needs of your classroom!

Phases of the Moon Unit Includes:
(80 Pages Total)
Includes everything shown in preview plus more!

Book Cover
Phases of the Moon (book page)
Phases of the Moon diagram (book page)
Waxing vs. Waning (book page)
Moon Patterns (book page)
Moon Patterns diagram (book page)
New Moon(book page)
Crescent Moon (book page)
Quarter Moon (book page)
Gibbous Moon (book page)
Full Moon (book page)
Glossary (book page)
2nd-3rd grade Text:
Book Cover
Table of Contents (book page)
Day (book page)
Night (book page)
Patterns in the Sky (book page)
Follow-up (book page)
How We See the Moon (book page)
Show Your Learning (book page)
Moon Patterns (book page)
Moon Pattern Diagram (book page)
Glossary (book page)
Moon Questions (2 pages)
Waxing/Waning (follow-up)
Class Phases of the Moon Posters (9 pages)
Waxing/Waning Poster
Day&Night Posters (color and black and white 4 pages)
Questions Posters (5 pages)
Extension Activities (color and black and white 10 pages)
Student Booklet Resources (several styles 10 pages)

Click here for our accompanying unit Patterns in Nature - Sun, Moon and Stars for more resources related to the phases of the moon.

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Related Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.9 Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.9 Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.
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.3.5 Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.9 Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.5 With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2a Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension

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