The Largest Dinosaur: A Reading and Science Unit on the Titanosaur (Full Keys and Videos Included)

The Largest Dinosaur: A Reading and Science Unit on the Titanosaur (Full Keys and Videos Included)

Do you ever wish that you had a resource that involved all of the core informational text reading strategies within areas of science and/or socials studies? Look no further! The Largest Dinosaur: The ELA and Science Study Unit has done just that! As educators, we know that comprehending informational text can be challenging for most students. This study provides multiple opportunities for your students to interact with informational text in a fun and concrete way. In addition, it provides the students a connection with the real world by them engaging in research through the use of technology! The study involves a 2-Week Study of the largest known dinosaur, the Titanosaur. The unit study is as follows: Week 1 Days 1 & 2: Read, highlight and review vocabulary terms. Day 3: Read and highlight the article with your class. Preview and highlight the questions and activities. Day 4: Answer questions # 1-6 with your class. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Day 5: Answer questions # 7-11 with your class. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Week 2 Day 1: Complete the Venn Diagram graphic organizer. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Days 2 &3: Complete the Brief Constructed Response Activity (Whole group, small groups or individually) Day 4 : Grade BCRs and provide feedback to students. And/Or Have students provide peer feedback using the key as an exemplar. Day 5: Unit Debriefing and Review The study packet includes: Informational Text Articles. Common Core Aligned Comprehension Questions. Real World Internet Investigation Activities. Graphic Organizers Extensive Brief Constructed Responses based on Graphic Organizer notations. Study Implementation Suggestions The packet includes suggestions on how to implement the study. Answer Keys All activities in the study have a thorough answer key. Student Packet We know that student packets make life much easier for both the teacher and the students. That is why we have a student packet with cover sheet included with the unit so that you can copy and make a study packet for each student. Bonus Videos: Meet the Titanosaur by The Museum of Natural History Video Source: https://goo.gl/DkGyZM 70-Ton Titanosaur Becomes World’s Largest Dinosaur:
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Galapagos Turtle Informational Text and Science Unit (Full Key and Videos Included)

Galapagos Turtle Informational Text and Science Unit (Full Key and Videos Included)

This unit incorporates informational text reading strategies with scientific concepts! The study involves the Galapagos Tortoise. As educators, we know that comprehending informational text can be challenging for most students. This study provides multiple opportunities for your students to interact with informational text in a fun and concrete way. In addition, it provides the students a connection with the real world by them engaging in research through the use of technology! **The study involves a 1-Week study of Galapagos Tortoise: ** Day 1: Read and highlight the article with your class. Preview and highlight the questions and activities. Day 2: Answer questions # 1-6 with your class. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Day 3: Answer questions # 7-11 with your class. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Day 4: Complete the Galapagos Tortoise Cause and Effect graphic organizer. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Day 5: Complete the Cause and Effect Brief Constructed Response. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Review and Debriefing) The study packet includes: Informational Text Article. Common Core Aligned Comprehension Questions. Real World Internet Investigation Activity. Graphic Organizer Extensive Brief Constructed Response based on Graphic Organizer notations. Image Source: GIANT GALAPAGOS TORTOISE Video:
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Risk Assessment Marwell Zoo

Risk Assessment Marwell Zoo

This is a risk assessment for a school visit to Marwell Zoo, just outside Winchester. I took a group of KS3 students with SEN but the risk assessment could be adapted for different school groups. This risk assessment should be used as a guide and starting point for you to develop if you are considering taking a school trip to Marwell Zoo so teachers will need to adapt it to suit their individual student requirements.
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Google Earth Education: I Am Roots #GoogleEarth

Google Earth Education: I Am Roots #GoogleEarth

In this inquiry based lesson, teachers will use the Voyager Story I am Roots as one source of information for students to consider in this inquiry investigation. Teachers can also use the map feature of Google Earth to show students where the Amazon Rainforest is located and the nine countries that it reaches. • Teachers will present students with the inquiry, does contact with the outside world help or hurt previously uncontacted people? • Teachers will introduce 2 or more sources of information on the topic of uncontacted people living in the Amazon Rainforest. • Students will work to identify and classify evidence from each source in one of two categories: “help” or “hurt.” • After reviewing the evidence, students will form a hypothesis that they will share with the class. • With each new source of information, students will add to their evidence chart and make adjustments to their hypothesis. • Finally, students will write an argument essay using their final hypothesis as the claim and referring to specific evidence from the sources used.
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