Spring Activities with Digital | Plant Life Cycle | Gardening

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    Teachers, are you looking for fun, engaging, and critical thinking spring activities in both print and digital formats?

    Your upper elementary students will love working on these interactive spring garden and plant themed projects through Google Classroom. These projects will serve double duty to help students meet multiple standards at the same time.

    This set includes:

    • Differentiated Math Performance Task Community Garden
    • Procedural Writing Unit on How to Plant a Garden and Spring Time Sports
    • Science Plant Life and Structure Nonfiction Close Reading Pack

    Digital link is provided in PDF, along with directions.

    See the previews for a more detailed look at all this product has to offer.

    CONTENTS of Differentiated Math Performance Task:

    ✓Directions and Link to share with students using Google Classroom™

    Three Leveled Differentiated Task Each Level Includes:

    ✓Task Directions

    ✓Vocabulary Word Definitions

    ✓Work Space

    ✓Multiple Page Task Problem Solving

    ✓Student Reflection Page

    ✓Situational Cards (to use as needed)

    ✓“Memo Style” Challenge Problem to encourage math critiquing

    ✓Answer Key

    Additional Activities For All Levels:

    ✓Optional Scoring Rubric

    ✓Extra Challenge (with and without a “going further” extension)

    ✓Create Your Own Plot and Persuasive Ad to get customers Extension Activity

    ✓Teacher Suggestions

    CONTENTS of Procedural Writing Unit:

    Link for Google Slide use and digital directions


    ✓What is Procedural/How To Writing?

    ✓What are Procedural/How To Key Words?

    ✓What are Sequential Key Words?

    ✓What are Other Helpful Words?

    ✓Procedural/How To Writing Organization

    ✓Who Is Your Audience?

    ✓What Are Procedural/How To Writing Tips?

    ✓Modeled Procedural/How To Writing Essay and Discussion Questions

    ✓Student Project Task Directions

    ✓Brainstorming and Planning Graphic Organizers

    ✓Sketching Page

    ✓Prompt Page (How to Plant a Garden and Play Sports)

    ✓Student Editing and Revising Checklist

    ✓Additional Resources for how to play a game writing activity

    ✓Teacher Rubric

    ✓Bulletin Board Letters (3 different phrases included) & Final Copy Paper Options

    ✓Teacher Suggestions

    CONTENTS of Plant Life Close Reading (Full Bonus Resource Included)

    Link and directions to use the digital version in Google Classroom™

    ✓Close Reading Anchor Charts in two sizes

    ✓Close Reading Graphic Organizer

    ✓3 two page articles with reader response text-dependent questions about magnets

    ✓Life Cycle Chart

    ✓Plant Structure Chart

    ✓Create Your Own Plant Activity

    ✓Answer Keys

    Bonus Activities Include:

    -What If Situational Activities

    -Main Idea activity

    -Going Beyond the Reading Critical Thinking Reflection

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    "I love that this project provides my students with an enrichment opportunity while I work with a remediation group. Thank you :)"

    "With all of the differentiation included, this is so easy to implement into my class with minimal prep! My students really enjoyed working through this."

    "We have worked on procedural writing all year so my students know the steps to follow. I was able to send the prompt and planning pages for them to work on at home while doing distance learning."

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Attend to precision. Mathematically proficient students try to communicate precisely to others. They try to use clear definitions in discussion with others and in their own reasoning. They state the meaning of the symbols they choose, including using the equal sign consistently and appropriately. They are careful about specifying units of measure, and labeling axes to clarify the correspondence with quantities in a problem. They calculate accurately and efficiently, express numerical answers with a degree of precision appropriate for the problem context. In the elementary grades, students give carefully formulated explanations to each other. By the time they reach high school they have learned to examine claims and make explicit use of definitions.
    Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution. They analyze givens, constraints, relationships, and goals. They make conjectures about the form and meaning of the solution and plan a solution pathway rather than simply jumping into a solution attempt. They consider analogous problems, and try special cases and simpler forms of the original problem in order to gain insight into its solution. They monitor and evaluate their progress and change course if necessary. Older students might, depending on the context of the problem, transform algebraic expressions or change the viewing window on their graphing calculator to get the information they need. Mathematically proficient students can explain correspondences between equations, verbal descriptions, tables, and graphs or draw diagrams of important features and relationships, graph data, and search for regularity or trends. Younger students might rely on using concrete objects or pictures to help conceptualize and solve a problem. Mathematically proficient students check their answers to problems using a different method, and they continually ask themselves, "Does this make sense?" They can understand the approaches of others to solving complex problems and identify correspondences between different approaches.
    Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.
    Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
    Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because).


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