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This is the ultimate 119-page NO PREP lesson plan BUNDLE pack for Earth Science: Rocks and Minerals, as well as Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition (both sold separately). Just print and you are ready to go for the next month - these topics pair well together!
Students will have a deep understanding of rocks and minerals: the difference between the two, including what mineral grains are, and what rocks are composed of, the rock cycle, the three types of rocks: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic, and what everyday things are made from rocks and minerals. A link to a passage to use for Text 2 is included in the lesson plan.
Students will also have a deep understanding of weathering, erosion, and deposition and how it involves the rock cycle: how water plays a role in weathering, the different types of weathering (mechanical and chemical), how wind, water, ice, and gravity play a role in erosion, including glaciers (plucking and abrasion), and deposition. Links to passages to use for Text 2 are included in the lesson plan.
With this file, you will receive instructions on how to implement close reading in your classroom. I've included the following in this awesome file for Rocks and Minerals AND Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition:
*Everything you and the students need to do step by step (within the Close Reading Lesson Plan - 3 pages-), including...
*Text passages on 8 different lexile levels (Rocks and Minerals- 510L, 750L, 820L and 970L AND Weathering- 520L, 610L, 700L and 860L) to help meet your students' needs
*24-26 Key Vocabulary Cards for each topic
*Differentiated Vocabulary Tests with Answer Keys
*Differentiated Word Searches with Answer Keys
*Questions to ask during discussions
*A question/answer sheet for the 3 parts of close reading that cover all of the information core standards (student writing response sheet) that can be used during class work or you can USE FOR ASSESSMENT
*25 graphic organizers FOR EACH TOPIC that meet ALL of the reading informational standards- choose which ones best meet your students' needs - so many to choose from!
*Writing prompts and/or graphic organizers for ALL 3 of the writing standards for opinion, informative, and narrative writing used within the close reading lesson plans.
Perfect for your Literacy instruction during Science! Just print, copy, and go!
Each Close Reading Plan sold separately at the following links:
Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition NO PREP Close Reading Plans/Assessment
Rocks and Minerals NO PREP Close Reading Plans/Assessment
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