When trying to teach my students about where paper comes from, I found they struggled to make connections during the whole process. It was difficult for them to comprehend how something that started as a tree could end up as a white piece of paper!
Use this sequencing guide to have your students understand the process involved in making household items from lumber.
PLEASE NOTE!!! If you preview this lesson above, the formatting looks different than actual product (arrows pointing everywhere!!!). This is not what the product actually looks like :)
Page 2 has a graphic organizer flow chart showing the four basic steps in timber harvest, and four basic categories indicating what products are made from lumber.
Page 3 has eight images with labels representing the steps in the timber process, as well as the products made from trees. These images can be cut out, and glued in the correct order on the graphic organizer.
Page 4 has a short story that can be used to assess fluency. It can also be given along with the graphic organizer, and students follow the parts of the story to complete the assignment. (Story is at a 3.9 level, Flesh-Kincaid)
Page 5 includes the same story in Maze form so that you can easily check for reading comprehension.
Meets Common Core standard CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3
"Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect."
"Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur)."
All artwork is my own original work, and is copyrighted by Jessi Klancke. Thanks :)