Plants and Animals Have Traits Distance Learning PDF

Grade Levels
K - 2nd, Homeschool
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9 pages
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Students read text and view rich, authentic media as they learn about traits of younger and older plants and animals. The lesson pack contains 9 pages and was written for grade 1 students but is also appropriate for students in grades K and 2. This lesson typically takes 2 sessions to teach. The number of sessions depends on depth of study, completion of assessment, and amount of session time devoted to class discussion. This recommendation is based on an estimate of 30 minutes per lesson for grades K-2 and 40 minutes for grades 3-5. The content and media have been designed to encourage class discussion. The high-interest rainforest theme is used to present NGSS-aligned life science content.

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-- Traits of baby and adult animals

-- How plants reproduce

-- Traits of a young plant/tree

ASSESSMENTS (Digital interactive layer available when used in Google Classroom)

-- lesson review with answer key

STANDARDS (A list of NGSS and ELA standards addressed is included in the download)

-- LS1.A Structure and Function
-- LS1.B Growth and Development of Organisms
-- LS3.A Inheritance of Traits
-- LS3.B Variation of Traits


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9 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.


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