Help students realize how fascinating research can be by giving them nonthreatening paragraph frames that make research projects easy to do and enjoyable to present. “Research” has been identified by the CCSS as one of the essential reading/writing skills needed for succeeding in college and in the workplace. So why not take a skill that has the potential to be uninteresting and have some fun with it? (priced item)
Free Earth Day literacy and science integrated lesson. Just a Dream to Save Our Planet is a collection of activities to explore environmental issues based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg. The book was written in 1990, but its message of the importance of taking care of our Earth still holds true today. You can use all of the activities in the packet or just a few of them. Many of the activities work well in cooperative learning groups.