Science Graphs and Writing - Plants, Animals, Weather, Magnets, Space, and More

Grade Levels
1st - 2nd, Homeschool
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54 student pages
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Are you having trouble squeezing science into your busy teaching day? You and your students will love using these no prep first grade and second grade graphing and writing activities, which will help you teach science while you address math and literacy standards!

There are high-interest tallying, graphing and writing activities for all of these science topics: plants, animals, landforms, bodies of water, magnets, rocks, weather and seasons, and space.

The integrated curriculum approach of this resource (science / math / writing) will be just what you've been looking for if you're trying to save time - you can address multiple standards with one activity. You'll save valuable teaching time when you simultaneously address your objectives in science, math, and writing! A cross-curricular approach is also a way to improve retention of concepts and vocabulary and to build deeper understanding of the topics yoou're teaching.

Are you preparing your students to take the ACT Aspire this year, with its heavy emphasis on data analysis? You'll find these to be a useful prep tool!

Your students will enjoy using these cross-curricular activities and will build their data interpretation and non-fiction writing skills.

What's included in this resource?

► 7 independent graphing experiences, including two read-and-graph reading passages (answer keys included)

► 9 student surveys (students interview their classmates and then record the data)

► 7 class graphs in color, for teaching/modeling or a class book.

► 22 writing activities that correspond to the data collection

experiences. Writing formats included are personal narratives, lists, labeling,
completing graphic organizers, persuasive writing, non-fiction,

descriptive writing, riddles, and friendly letters.

Who is this resource designed for?

* Classroom teachers in first and second grade

* Science Specialists

* STEM teachers

* Homeschoolers

* Leaders of after-school science clubs in elementary schools

Here's what teachers like you have said!

Felicia said, "I bought this item because my students will take the ACT Aspire which presents the majority of the science content through interpretation of data analysis. I wish I could find more resources like this!"

Kimberly P. said, "I have so little time to do science. :(( This is a wonderful way to incorporate what we learned--or frontload it--into my ELA block. Thank you!!"

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships (e.g., because).
Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph.


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