In this lesson plan, aligned to Common Core Language Arts and NSTA science standards, students practice fluency and gain knowledge of many science concepts such as habitat, baby names, movement, and, combined with further research, food chains and niches. Over in a Meadow, Flowing out to Sea by Marianne Berkes is a high-concept picture book written in delightful verse. It lends itself well to repeated readings that will help fluency especially in younger readers. This lesson plan includes extension ideas and a reader's theatre script.
by Lisa Connors