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This SPRING resource has 200+ pages full of science and non-fiction ELA activities to teach all about spring! This pack has everything you need to teach about spring (lesson suggestions, printables, activities, anchor charts, headings for charts, templates, sorts, & much more!).
Materials are provided to teach a labeled diagram of a rainbow, bird, and plant, research and write a report about spring, the life cycle of a ladybug, compare and contrast winter and spring, plants can/have/are, fact posters and question sheets, spring science experiments, and more!
You can get this unit in the Non-Fiction & Science for the Whole Year Bundle. This bundle has many units covering themes for the whole year.
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 spring. 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 spring, the changes in spring, animals in spring, plants, weather and clothes in spring, activities in spring, and celebrations in spring. 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 Plants ARE, CAN, HAVE sheets & sorting facts about plants activity.
*Spring FACT FINDING sheet is provided. Have students read and record the main facts from the fact posters.
*The Changes in Spring MINI BOOK. Fill in the blanks with facts about the changes in spring. Answer key provided.
*LABELED DIAGRAM of a RAINBOW, PLANT, & BIRD 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 Ladybug 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 winter and spring and sort facts about each into the correct part of the diagram. One extra sheet provided to compare spring to any season.
*3 PHOTO ANALYSIS activities with 3 real photographs of spring. Activity where students examine the photographs and make connections, ask questions, and infer meaning.
*3 Spring SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS. Teacher instruction page provided with background information, materials, and steps. Student pages for each experiment provided.
*Spring OBSERVATION JOURNALwhere students act as meteorologist and record the weather they observe in spring 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.
The activities align to the Common Core standards for Reading Informational Texts and Writing and the Next Generation Science Standards.
Upon purchase, you will be able to instantly download a PDF file.
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