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By Ellen and the EdTech Lens
OVERVIEWTwo graphic organizers describe basic adaptation. One covers structural adaptations, or how plants and animals use body parts (including camouflage, poison, or sharp edges) to survive. The other covers behavioral adaptations or how plants
Subjects:
Science, Biology
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Graphic Organizers, Posters
CCSS:
RI.1.7, RI.2.7
$1.50
1 rating
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By Ellen and the EdTech Lens
OVERVIEWStudents read text and view rich, authentic media as they learn about traits of younger and older plants and animals. The lesson pack contains 9 pages and was written for grade 1 students but is also appropriate for students in grades K and
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Homeschool Curricula, Science Centers
CCSS:
RI.K.1, RI.K.2, RI.K.7, RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.7, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.7
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By Ellen and the EdTech Lens
OVERVIEWStudents read text and view rich, authentic media as they learn about animal movement to survive. The lesson pack contains 8 pages and was written for grade 3 students but is also appropriate for students in grades 2 and 4. This lesson
Subjects:
Biology, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Homeschool Curricula, Science Centers
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.7, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.7, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.7
$2.00
1 rating
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By Ellen and the EdTech Lens
OVERVIEWStudents read text and view rich, authentic media as they learn about animal communication. The lesson pack contains 8 pages and was written for grade 5 students but is also appropriate for students in grades 4 and 6. This lesson typically
Subjects:
Biology, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Homeschool Curricula, Science Centers
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.7, RI.5.2, RI.5.7, RI.5.8, RI.6.2, RI.6.7, RI.6.8
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By Ellen and the EdTech Lens
OVERVIEWStudents read text and view rich, authentic media as they learn about plant and animal life cycles. The lesson pack contains 18 pages and was written for grade 4 students but is also appropriate for students in grades 3 and 5. Contains
Subjects:
Biology, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Homeschool Curricula, Science Centers
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.7, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.7, RI.5.2, RI.5.7, RI.5.8
$4.00
1 rating
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By Ellen and the EdTech Lens
OVERVIEWStudents read text and view rich, authentic media as they learn about plant diversity in the rainforest. The lesson pack contains 8 pages and was written for grade 4 students but is also appropriate for students in grades 3 and 5. This
Subjects:
Biology, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Homeschool Curricula, Science Centers
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.7, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.7, RI.5.2, RI.5.7, RI.5.8
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By Ellen and the EdTech Lens
OVERVIEWStudents read text and view rich, authentic media as they learn about how rainforest destruction affects humans. The lesson pack contains 17 pages and was written for grade 5 students but is also appropriate for students in grades 4 and 6.
Subjects:
Biology, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Homeschool Curricula, Science Centers
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.7, RI.5.2, RI.5.7, RI.5.8, RI.6.2, RI.6.7, RI.6.8
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By Ellen and the EdTech Lens
ABOUT THIS ACTIVITY:This is one of a set of 5E, NGSS-aligned hands-on activities created by EdTechLens. The activities give students direct, hands-on experience with life science concepts and provide opportunities for collaborative learning.  This
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Environment
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
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By Ellen and the EdTech Lens
OVERVIEWStudents read text and view rich, authentic media as they learn about necessity of camouflage in the rainforest. The lesson pack contains 10 pages and was written for grade 3 students but is also appropriate for students in grades 2 and 4.
Subjects:
Biology, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Homeschool Curricula, Science Centers
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.7, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.7, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.7
$2.50
1 rating
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By Ellen and the EdTech Lens
OVERVIEWStudents read text and view rich, authentic media as they learn about animal teamwork to survive. The lesson pack contains 10 pages and was written for grade 4 students but is also appropriate for students in grades 3 and 5. This lesson
Subjects:
Biology, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Homeschool Curricula, Science Centers
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.7, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.7, RI.5.2, RI.5.7, RI.5.8
$2.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Ellen and the EdTech Lens
OVERVIEWStudents read text and view rich, authentic media as they learn about fungi, lichen and decomposers. The lesson pack contains 8 pages and was written for grade 5 students but is also appropriate for students in grades 4 and 6. This lesson
Subjects:
Biology, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Homeschool Curricula, Science Centers
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.7, RI.5.2, RI.5.7, RI.5.8, RI.6.2, RI.6.7, RI.6.8
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By Ellen and the EdTech Lens
OVERVIEWStudents read text and view rich, authentic media as they learn about reptiles, including turtles, snakes, iguanas and more. The lesson pack contains 15 pages and was written for grade 4 students but is also appropriate for students in
Subjects:
Biology, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Homeschool Curricula, Science Centers
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.7, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.7, RI.5.2, RI.5.7, RI.5.8
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By Ellen and the EdTech Lens
OVERVIEW Students (Gr 3,4,5) read or listen to text and view rich, authentic media (photos and video clips) as they learn about energy flows in the rainforest ecosystem and humans’ impact on the ecosystem. The high-interest rainforest theme is used
Subjects:
Science, Environment, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Homeschool Curricula, Multimedia
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.7, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.7, RI.5.2, RI.5.7, RI.5.8
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By Ellen and the EdTech Lens
OVERVIEWThis is an NGSS-aligned problem-based learning activity for young scientists in grades 4, 5, or 6. Students, with the help of peers and their teacher, design an investigation in life science to answer the big question: How can you design a
Subjects:
Science, Biology
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.7, RI.5.2, RI.5.7, RI.5.8, RI.6.2, RI.6.7, RI.6.8
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By Ellen and the EdTech Lens
OVERVIEWStudents read text and view rich, authentic media as they learn about the different chemical and physical weapons to help plants and animals survive. The lesson pack contains 8 pages and was written for grade 1 students but is also
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Homeschool Curricula, Science Centers
CCSS:
RI.K.1, RI.K.2, RI.K.7, RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.7, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.7
$2.50
1 rating
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By Ellen and the EdTech Lens
OVERVIEWTwo graphic organizers describe basic adaptation. One covers structural adaptations, or how plants and animals use body parts (including camouflage, poison, or sharp edges) to survive. The other covers behavioral adaptations or how plants
Subjects:
Science, Biology
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Graphic Organizers, Posters
CCSS:
RI.K.7
$1.50
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By Ellen and the EdTech Lens
OVERVIEWThis is an NGSS-aligned problem-based learning activity for young scientists in grades 2, 3, or 4. Students, with the help of peers and their teacher, design an investigation in life science to answer the big question: How can animal
Subjects:
Science, Biology
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.7, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.7, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.7
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By Ellen and the EdTech Lens
OVERVIEWThis is an NGSS-aligned problem-based learning activity for young scientists in grades 2, 3, or 4. Students, with the help of peers and their teacher, design an investigation in life science to answer the big question: What might scientists
Subjects:
Science, Biology
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.7, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.7, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.7
$4.50
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By Ellen and the EdTech Lens
OVERVIEWThis is an NGSS-aligned problem-based learning activity for young scientists in grades 2, 3, or 4. Students, with the help of peers and their teacher, design an investigation in life science to answer the big question: How might a plant’s
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Environment
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.7, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.7, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.7
$4.50
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By Ellen and the EdTech Lens
OVERVIEWThis is an NGSS-aligned problem-based learning activity for young scientists in grades 4, 5, or 6. Students, with the help of peers and their teacher, design an investigation in life science to answer the big question: How could you improve
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Environment
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.7, RI.5.2, RI.5.7, RI.5.8, RI.6.2, RI.6.7, RI.6.8
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught for five years, then left the classroom to do education photography and to write curriculum and children’s books. Over the last five years I focused my abilities and efforts on creating K-5 life science content. I went to the rainforest with my son, Steven, a videographer. With the help of a few select educators and media creators, we created Rainforest Journey. It is a media-rich, NGSS-aligned collection of lessons, units, primary sources, activities, and assessments. My offerings on TpT have been drawn from this collection.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My approach to teaching is to combine various strategies to engage students. When engaged, students’ attention, curiosity, and imaginations are stirred and they learn. I strive to engage students with high-quality media and good writing. I also work to increase engagement by relating science concepts to the real world as much as possible. Authentic photographs and videos help make the real-world connection. They also open a window to places and things students have not encountered before. Human interest helps engagement, as well. Rainforest Journey includes scientist interviews; photos of people, including children, on rainforest trails; and a primary source journal of our real trip to the rainforest. Literacy is the bedrock of learning so making the words shine is as important as making the photographs compelling. Engage. Enrich. Read. Create.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have published 18 children's books. Selected titles have received distinctions and awards from the following organizations: Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College National Council of Social Studies Skipping Stones School Library Journal American Booksellers Pick of the Lists Not an award, but this is a Rainforest Journey review from the National Science Teachers Association: http://www.nsta.org/recommends/ViewProduct.aspx?ProductID=22746

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. Elementary Education SUNY College at Oswego M.S. Curriculum and Instruction SUNY College at Cortland Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Media and Technology from Boston University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

All of my experiences (teacher, writer, photographer, parent, perpetual student) combine to fuel my passion for creating curriculum, books, and media to inspire curiosity and a love of learning. FELLOW TEACHERS: A shoutout to the three teachers working with me: Jean, Katie, and Quintin.They test content, help write assessments, and post with me. FELLOW MEDIA CREATORS: All text and some media in this TpT store is credited to me, Ellen Senisi. My work is supplemented with photographs and videos from the following creative and talented individuals: Steven Senisi, Thomas Marent, Michel Roggo, and Jeff Cremer. Check out their work on their websites and be awed! REGARDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS: All content in the ETL store has been registered with the United States Copyright Office. Most is covered in the registration TX 8-394-516, with a few items registered later. Contributions from select media creators are named above. They have been recompensed and are named as owners of their work in the USCO registration.

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