It’s almost Earth Day and if your students are like mine, they will have many ideas to share about ways kids can help the earth! Those of you who are fans to my new Read and Write and More products are familiar with this 3-Part Graphic Organizer. I use it regularly because of its versatility.
Perhaps you’d like your students to demonstrate an understanding of the Earth Day three ‘R’s. Whether they use stickers, cut-outs, drawing, they may end up with something like this:
It can be a graphic organizer, (as this format is used for in these products, also linked below), a stand-alone assignment or planner for a piece of writing:
It could even be a brainstormed list of ideas, contract of sorts, pre or post assessment piece:
And of course, there are always those who finish first. A drawing page for early finishers, and a vocabulary list for those who need one, are also included.
Using the 3-part organizer for story-planning, or summarizing a retell, helps my primary students consolidate sequential thinking (beginning, middle, end; first, then, finally etc.) and allows students to differentiate how they express their knowledge. Some draw pictures in the boxes, leave their papers for scanning, then add their voice-to-text note through Read&Write for Google. There are so many possibilities!
Grab your freebie here!
Happy Earth Day, everyone!