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This SUMMER season resource has 200+ pages full of science and non-fiction ELA activities to teach all about summer for the end of the school year or during summer studies!
Materials are provided to teach a labeled diagram of a honeybee, sunflower, and starfish, research and write a report about summer, the life cycle of a honeybee, compare and contrast summer and fall, sunflowers can/have/are, fact posters and question sheets, summer science experiments, and more!
This pack has everything you need to teach about summer (lesson suggestions, printables, activities, anchor charts, headings for charts, templates, sorts, & much more!). Perfect for that last month of school at the end of the year before summer vacation!
The activities align to the Common Core standards for Reading Informational Texts and Writing and the Next Generation Science Standards.
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The activities included upon instant download:
*Full Listings of the COMMON CORE STANDARDS covered in the unit
*Table of Contents
* KWL (KNOW WONDER LEARN) & SCHEMA- Sheets & Headers for charts
*ASKING QUESTIONS before, during, and after reading and learning about summer. Blank template provided for students to record their questions.
*THEME WORD activity where students must define words using a glossary and illustrate the meaning.
*7 FACT POSTERS provide the teacher and students with information on the season of summer, the changes in summer, animals and insects in summer, plants, weather and clothes in summer, activities in summer, and celebrations in summer. For every poster, there is a question sheet.
*SORTING FACTS activity where students must cut and paste facts into the correct category (weather, changes, animals, etc.)
*2 Sunflowers ARE, CAN, HAVE sheets & sorting facts about sunflowers activity.
*Summer FACT FINDING sheet is provided. Have students read and record the main facts from the fact posters.
*The Changes in Summer MINI BOOK. Fill in the blanks with facts about the changes in summer. Answer key provided.
*LABELED DIAGRAM of a HONEYBEE, SUNFLOWER, & STARFISH activities & posters
1), anchor charts for each.
2) Posters & Heading to make class anchor charts
3) Cut & paste the labels/name the parts
*LIFE CYCLE of a Honeybee activities and posters provided!
1) Anchor chart
2) Posters & headings to make class anchor charts
3) Mini book to write about the life cycle
4) Story book to fill in and draw pictures
5) Cut & paste labels around the life cycle
*COMPARE & CONTRAST with Venn Diagrams. Compare summer and fall and sort facts about each into the correct part of the diagram. One extra sheet provided to compare summer to any season.
*3 PHOTO ANALYSISactivities with 3 real photographs of summer. Activity where students examine the photographs and make connections, ask questions, and infer meaning.
*3 Summer SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS. Teacher instruction page provided with background information, materials, and steps. Student pages for each experiment provided.
*Summer OBSERVATION JOURNALwhere students act as meteorologist and record the weather they observe in summer and record those observations.
*RESEARCH TEMPLATE for students to record notes that they locate while reading the fact sheets or elsewhere. Organized into headings (changes, animals, weather, etc.)
*REPORT BOOKLET & WRITING PAPER are provided as a follow up to the research project. Students can put their notes into paragraph form and make a non-fiction book. Many page options included.
Look at the PREVIEW for an overview of the activities and materials provided in this pack.
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