This picture book guide was designed to help teachers prepare their students for Common Core extended response questions and to meet the Next Generation Science Standards. It was also designed to help teachers make digital connections to literature.
The guide opens with a digital connection to help students understand how much water they use.
Five guiding questions are provided that can be the basis for whole class discussion or individual student essay response.
An extension idea is provided in the form of a website that allows students to learn more about the water cycle.
The guide closes with the five guiding questions on three printable pages with plenty of room for written responses. An answer key is also provided.
Common Core Standards Addressed:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.8 Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.
Next Generation Science Standard Addressed:
2-ESS2-3 Obtain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid.
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