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The Sun Is My Favorite Star – Writing Activity
What effects does the sun have on Earth? This is the core question being investigated as students undergo the various steps to complete this writing activity. This writing activity has been designed to go along with the book, The Sun Is My Favorite Star, written by Frank Asch. You most certainly can follow the lesson plan outline and complete this activity regardless of having access to this book; however, I think the book compliments this writing activity perfectly! This writing activity was designed for my first and second graders, but could also work well for third grade students. This writing activity would be a great addition to your solar system unit, heat and energy unit, or cycles on Earth units.
This download includes:
• A Note to Teachers
• List of Common Core State Standards Addressed for Grades 1 & 2
• Core Question Poster (Black & White)
• Suggested Outline of Lesson for Teachers (can be completed in one long block of time or in small segments over the course of a few days)
• The Sun’s Effects Matching Cards (10 pairs)
• Student Writing Task
• Brainstorming Sheet
• Rough Draft Template
• Final Draft Templates (Two Differentiated Versions)
• An Example of Completed Writing Task
• Lesson Exit Ticket
• Comprehension Questions (specific to Frank Asch’s book)
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