Weird Science: Middle School Non-fiction Reading and Writing with Cross Curricular Texts - Pygmy Seahorses
Anticipation PPT Non-fiction text Guided Reading Questions
Multi-ELA Skill Practice Writing Prompt Fully Editable
Encourage your students to read, practice critical ELA skills, and write with this Weird Science text. This package contains one complete 45-60 minute lesson guaranteed to spark middle school curiosity and provide targeted practice in reading comprehension, word context, root study, grammar, and literary element skills.
This lesson contains: (1) an anticipatory PPT with notes to spark student interest, scaffold understanding, and introduce "words to watch"; (2) a one-page "Weird Science" story about pygmy seahorses; (3) a graphic organizer featuring targeted questions to guide understanding and practice critical ELA skills; (4) a complete answer key; (5) a culminating writing prompt. All documents are fully editable.
Additionally, I have included a link to an age-appropriate video you can choose to use with the lesson.
These lessons are great for individual or partner work and could be easily adapted for Sub Plans.
Main Idea, Details, Close Reading, Root Words, Literary Elements, Fact and Opinion, Expert Qualification, Cross-Curricular, Non-fiction, Science, Middle School