"My Desert Plant Project" is an integrated project that includes 5 pages (cover included) of reading, writing, and art activities. These pages can be used to create adorable poster projects for final celebrations/class presentations.
Page 1: Project Top Sheet
Page 2: Project Cover Sheet (Students chose from 11 different listed desert plants, or choose their own. They then paste a copied or printed picture of the plant and site the source of the picture.
Page 3: Plant Description (Students write adjectives and create a picture of their desert plant.)
Page 4: Plant Fun Facts (Students write complete sentences in response to questions such as: Where can your plant be found? How tall is your plant?)
Page 5: Project Reflection (Students provide written responses to questions such as: My plant is interesting because...)
Pages 6-7: A Family Letter that describes the unit of study and provides guidelines and online educational resources for the project.
Page 8: A list of AZ College and Career Ready Standards (CCSS)
WOW! Below are just a few of the Common Core Standards for this project:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.6 Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.
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.1.5 With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.6 With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
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.SL.1.2 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.4 Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.5 Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.6 Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.1f Use frequently occurring adjectives.
My Desert Plant Project
by Mrs. Moss
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