Gail Gibbons offers an excellent nonfiction book explaining what recycling is, why it is important, and how you can help! This book and journal can be an important part of your science curriculum and Earth Day teaching and supports common core! This 48 page journal includes close reading and comprehension questions, constructed response questions, graphic organizers, and much more!
-Fiction vs. nonfiction
-What do you know about…
-Questions/Answers while I read
-Comprehension questions-close reading and constructed response, various levels.
-3 Writing prompts
-Sketch/write graphic organizers for recycling steps for paper, plastic, etc.
-Student rating page
-Friendly letter writing
-Vocabulary cards for students
-Focus wall vocab. Cards
-Author’s viewpoint graphic organizer
-Summing it up…Writing Prompt
-3-2-1 Summarize graphic organizer
-What’s the Big Idea- graphic organizer
-6 page My Recycling Fact Book
-Expository paragraph writing – planning web, graphic organizer, writing page
-Design your own recycling poster
This can be used as a packet or as individual pages for a science learning center.