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Jessica Smith Science

I am a 7th grade Science and Reading teacher that loves creative ways to get students engaged! I specialize in interactive notebook activities, task cards, hands on activities, and incorporating nonfiction and vocabulary strategies in the science classroom.

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I am a 7th grade Science and Reading teacher that loves creative ways to get students engaged! I specialize in interactive notebook activities, task cards, hands on activities, and incorporating nonfiction and vocabulary strategies in the science classroom.
Classification: Organism Grouping Read and Apply

Classification: Organism Grouping Read and Apply

Heterotrophs/Autotrophs, Vertebrates/Invertebrates, Prokaryotes/Eukaryotes, and Vascular/Nonvascular Plants are all major groups of organisms that scientists classify. Many students these days have a terribly difficult time comprehending nonfiction & informational text - textbooks, websites, articles etc. This product offers a more simple option for students to read, apply, and comprehend what they read - This is a GREAT tool to help your students overcome the obstacle of comprehending science text. These “Read & Apply” products are designed to cover ONE basic science topic per lesson for students to build a solid foundation before moving to the next topic & building that “house of knowledge” on the foundation. This product contains: Reading Comprehension Tips 1 short reading passage 1 application activity 1 writing prompt that goes along with the passage A magnified version of the reading passage to show on a document camera Photo example/answer key Each reading passage is simple & not overwhelmingly long like textbooks are. Students can listen to you read, read silently, in partners, or in small groups highlighting important words and concepts as they go. The students then apply what they read with an activity & responding to a writing prompt. Don’t use interactive notebooks??? Just use colored paper!! Glue the passage to one side and have the students do the interactive activity on the other! Can easily be 3-hole punched to put in a binder, hung on the wall, or slide into a folder!! This product would best fit with 4th-6th graders, but would be GREAT for a 7-8 grade remediation reading class or special ed! Would also be a great option for differentiation if you have just a few students in your class that are having a difficult time with their grade level text that you already use.
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Astronomy Word Wall and Student Charts (Options for Differentiation!)

Astronomy Word Wall and Student Charts (Options for Differentiation!)

Beautiful Astronomy Word Wall Words on “Galaxy” themed background. Just print, laminate, cut, and use year after year! Vocabulary charts are included for student record keeping, studying, etc. There are 4 options for differentiation with these charts: Option 1: Students get a blank chart (just the vocabulary words) and fill in the definition and draw a picture. Option 2: Vocabulary chart with pictures already there, they just have to write in the definition. Option 3: (complete accommodation) Chart filled in with both definitions and pictures - great for students who need pre-typed notes! Option 4: Cut and Paste. Students use the blank chart to cut out, match, and glue down the correct picture and/or definition.
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Rocks, Rock Cycle, and Minerals NO PREP Notes Lesson Pack

Rocks, Rock Cycle, and Minerals NO PREP Notes Lesson Pack

Rocks and the Rock Cycle and Minerals & their properties! A NO PREP all-in-one lesson pack including a warm up, notes, reinforcement, and assessment. Everything you need for a solid lesson plan from start to finish and NGSS Earth and Space Science Standard approved! Just download, print, copy, and GO! A no prep, 4 part lesson pack to keep your students engaged and learning. This compilation of resources includes: A 3 questions, half page warm up Guided notes meant to be given on a document camera or projected on a white board to fill in the blank. Reinforcement worksheet: Extra practice that can be used for homework, station work, independent, or partner work Quiz: 9 question quiz including multiple choice, fill in the blank, true/false, and longer response. Shows growth between warm up and after lesson. All Answer Keys This lesson was created to fill a 60 minute time block, but could take less or more time depending on your classroom needs and levels. NOTE: The Rocks and Minerals notes have 2 parts (1 page for rocks, 1 for minerals) and 2 different reinforcement activities. Obviously, these can be copied front to back and done on the same day, but if you need to split them up to save time, it would be easy to do so! There is only 1 warm up and 1 assessment.
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Earth Layers NO PREP Notes Lesson Pack

Earth Layers NO PREP Notes Lesson Pack

A NO PREP all-in-one lesson pack including a warm up, notes, reinforcement, and assessment. Everything you need for a solid lesson plan from start to finish and NGSS Earth and Space Science Standard approved! Just download, print, copy, and GO! A no prep, 4 part lesson pack to keep your students engaged and learning. This compilation of resources includes: A 3 questions, half page warm up Guided notes meant to be given on a document camera or projected on a white board to fill in the blank. Reinforcement worksheet: Extra practice that can be used for homework, station work, independent, or partner work Quiz: 8 question quiz including multiple choice, fill in the blank, true/false, and longer response. Shows growth between warm up and after lesson. All Answer Keys This lesson was created to fill a 60 minute time block, but could take less or more time depending on your classroom needs and levels.
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Stars, Galaxies, and Constellations NO PREP Notes and Activities

Stars, Galaxies, and Constellations NO PREP Notes and Activities

A NO PREP all-in-one lesson pack including a warm up, notes, reinforcement, and assessment. Everything you need for a solid lesson plan from start to finish and NGSS Earth and Space Science Standard approved! Just download, print, copy, and GO! A no prep, 4 part lesson pack to keep your students engaged and learning. This compilation of resources includes: A 3 questions, half page warm up Guided notes meant to be given on a document camera or projected on a white board to fill in the blank. Reinforcement worksheet: Extra practice that can be used for homework, station work, independent, or partner work Quiz: 8 question quiz including multiple choice, fill in the blank, true/false, and longer response. Shows growth between warm up and after lesson. All Answer Keys This lesson was created to fill a 60 minute time block, but could take less or more time depending on your classroom needs and levels.
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Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors NO PREP Lesson

Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors NO PREP Lesson

Asteroids, comets, and meteors warm up, notes, reinforcement worksheet, and quiz. NGSS Earth and Space Science Standards. Just download, print, copy, and GO! A no prep, 4 part lesson pack to keep your students engaged and learning. This compilation of resources includes: A 3 questions, half page warm up Guided notes meant to be given on a document camera or projected on a white board to fill in the blank. Reinforcement worksheet: Extra practice that can be used for homework, station work, independent, or partner work Quiz: 8 question quiz including multiple choice, fill in the blank, true/false, and longer response. Shows growth between warm up and after lesson. All Answer Keys This lesson was created to fill a 60 minute time block, but could take less or more time depending on your classroom needs and levels.
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Air Pollution and Global Warming Read and Apply

Air Pollution and Global Warming Read and Apply

Air Pollution and Global Warming reading passage, interactive activity, and writing prompt. This activity includes information about natural and human caused air pollution and the effects to our ozone layer and environment. A no-prep science and reading resource!!! GREAT for independent work, a science center, a partner activity, or to leave for a substitute!!! Many students these days have a terribly difficult time comprehending nonfiction & informational text - textbooks, websites, articles etc. This product offers a more simple option for students to read, apply, and comprehend what they read - This is a GREAT tool to help your students overcome the obstacle of comprehending science text. These “Read & Apply” products are designed to cover ONE basic science topic per lesson for students to build a solid foundation before moving to the next topic & building that “house of knowledge” on the foundation. This product contains: Reading Strategy Suggestion Guide 1 short reading passage (2 per page) 1 application activity 1 writing prompt that goes along with the passage Photo examples/answer key Each reading passage is simple & not overwhelmingly long like textbooks are. Students can listen to you read, read silently, in partners, or in small groups highlighting important words and concepts as they go. The students then apply what they read with an activity & responding to a writing prompt. Don’t use interactive notebooks??? Just use colored paper!! Glue the passage to one side and have the students do the interactive activity on the other! Can easily be 3-hole punched to put in a binder, hung on the wall, or slide into a folder!!
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Earth's Natural Resources Read and Apply

Earth's Natural Resources Read and Apply

Earth’s natural resources reading passage, interactive activity, and writing prompt. This activity includes information about the resources we use every day (energy and material) as well as renewable and nonrenewable resources. This would be a great introduction to an environmental science unit as it just covers the basics. Future read and apply activities will go into more depth. A no-prep science and reading resource!!! GREAT to leave for a substitute!!! Many students these days have a terribly difficult time comprehending nonfiction & informational text - textbooks, websites, articles etc. This product offers a more simple option for students to read, apply, and comprehend what they read - This is a GREAT tool to help your students overcome the obstacle of comprehending science text. These “Read & Apply” products are designed to cover ONE basic science topic per lesson for students to build a solid foundation before moving to the next topic & building that “house of knowledge” on the foundation. This product contains: 1 short reading passage 1 application activity 1 writing prompt that goes along with the passage Photo example/answer key Each reading passage is simple & not overwhelmingly long like textbooks are. Students can listen to you read, read silently, in partners, or in small groups highlighting important words and concepts as they go. The students then apply what they read with an activity & responding to a writing prompt. Don’t use interactive notebooks??? Just use colored paper!! Glue the passage to one side and have the students do the interactive activity on the other! Can easily be 3-hole punched to put in a binder, hung on the wall, or slide into a folder!!
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Fossil Fuels Read and Apply

Fossil Fuels Read and Apply

Fossil fuels reading passage, interactive activity, and writing prompt. This activity includes information about what fossil fuels are and how they are formed. The activity also looks at the 3 main types of fossil fuels and how they are used to create energy for every day life. A no-prep science and reading resource!!! GREAT to leave for a substitute!!! Many students these days have a terribly difficult time comprehending nonfiction & informational text - textbooks, websites, articles etc. This product offers a more simple option for students to read, apply, and comprehend what they read - This is a GREAT tool to help your students overcome the obstacle of comprehending science text. These “Read & Apply” products are designed to cover ONE basic science topic per lesson for students to build a solid foundation before moving to the next topic & building that “house of knowledge” on the foundation. This product contains: 1 short reading passage 1 application activity 1 writing prompt that goes along with the passage Photo example/answer key Each reading passage is simple & not overwhelmingly long like textbooks are. Students can listen to you read, read silently, in partners, or in small groups highlighting important words and concepts as they go. The students then apply what they read with an activity & responding to a writing prompt. Don’t use interactive notebooks??? Just use colored paper!! Glue the passage to one side and have the students do the interactive activity on the other! Can easily be 3-hole punched to put in a binder, hung on the wall, or slide into a folder!!
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Energy Conservation Read and Apply

Energy Conservation Read and Apply

Conservation of energy reading passage, interactive activity, and writing prompt. This activity includes information about the importance of conserving the natural resources we have access to. Students will reflect on the ways they can conserve energy every day of their lives. A no-prep science and reading resource!!! GREAT to leave for a substitute!!! Many students these days have a terribly difficult time comprehending nonfiction & informational text - textbooks, websites, articles etc. This product offers a more simple option for students to read, apply, and comprehend what they read - This is a GREAT tool to help your students overcome the obstacle of comprehending science text. These “Read & Apply” products are designed to cover ONE basic science topic per lesson for students to build a solid foundation before moving to the next topic & building that “house of knowledge” on the foundation. This product contains: 1 short reading passage 1 application activity 1 writing prompt that goes along with the passage Photo example/answer key Each reading passage is simple & not overwhelmingly long like textbooks are. Students can listen to you read, read silently, in partners, or in small groups highlighting important words and concepts as they go. The students then apply what they read with an activity & responding to a writing prompt. Don’t use interactive notebooks??? Just use colored paper!! Glue the passage to one side and have the students do the interactive activity on the other! Can easily be 3-hole punched to put in a binder, hung on the wall, or slide into a folder!!
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Geothermal Energy Read and Apply

Geothermal Energy Read and Apply

Geothermal and Nuclear Energy reading passage, interactive activity, and writing prompt. This activity includes information about the clean energy options of geothermal and nuclear. Students will learn how each process works along with the benefits and drawbacks of each option. A no-prep science and reading resource!!! GREAT to leave for a substitute!!! Many students these days have a terribly difficult time comprehending nonfiction & informational text - textbooks, websites, articles etc. This product offers a more simple option for students to read, apply, and comprehend what they read - This is a GREAT tool to help your students overcome the obstacle of comprehending science text. These “Read & Apply” products are designed to cover ONE basic science topic per lesson for students to build a solid foundation before moving to the next topic & building that “house of knowledge” on the foundation. This product contains: 1 short reading passage 1 application activity 1 writing prompt that goes along with the passage Photo example/answer key Each reading passage is simple & not overwhelmingly long like textbooks are. Students can listen to you read, read silently, in partners, or in small groups highlighting important words and concepts as they go. The students then apply what they read with an activity & responding to a writing prompt. Don’t use interactive notebooks??? Just use colored paper!! Glue the passage to one side and have the students do the interactive activity on the other! Can easily be 3-hole punched to put in a binder, hung on the wall, or slide into a folder!!
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Nonrenewable Material Resources Read and Apply

Nonrenewable Material Resources Read and Apply

Nonrenewable Material Resources reading passage, interactive activity, and writing prompt. This activity includes information about the nonrenewable resources we use on a daily basis. Students will learn about and uses for nonrenewable resources such as rocks, minerals, plastics (petroleum), and metals. A no-prep science and reading resource!!! GREAT to leave for a substitute!!! Many students these days have a terribly difficult time comprehending nonfiction & informational text - textbooks, websites, articles etc. This product offers a more simple option for students to read, apply, and comprehend what they read - This is a GREAT tool to help your students overcome the obstacle of comprehending science text. These “Read & Apply” products are designed to cover ONE basic science topic per lesson for students to build a solid foundation before moving to the next topic & building that “house of knowledge” on the foundation. This product contains: 1 short reading passage 1 application activity 1 writing prompt that goes along with the passage Photo example/answer key Each reading passage is simple & not overwhelmingly long like textbooks are. Students can listen to you read, read silently, in partners, or in small groups highlighting important words and concepts as they go. The students then apply what they read with an activity & responding to a writing prompt. Don’t use interactive notebooks??? Just use colored paper!! Glue the passage to one side and have the students do the interactive activity on the other! Can easily be 3-hole punched to put in a binder, hung on the wall, or slide into a folder!!
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Material Conservation (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) Read and Apply

Material Conservation (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) Read and Apply

Conservation of material resources (reduce, reuse, recycle) reading passage, interactive activity, and writing prompt. This activity includes information about the importance of conserving the natural material resources we have access to and options that we should take advantage of to limit consumption. A no-prep science and reading resource!!! GREAT for independent work, a science center, a partner activity, or to leave for a substitute!!! Many students these days have a terribly difficult time comprehending nonfiction & informational text - textbooks, websites, articles etc. This product offers a more simple option for students to read, apply, and comprehend what they read - This is a GREAT tool to help your students overcome the obstacle of comprehending science text. These “Read & Apply” products are designed to cover ONE basic science topic per lesson for students to build a solid foundation before moving to the next topic & building that “house of knowledge” on the foundation. This product contains: 1 short reading passage 1 application activity 1 writing prompt that goes along with the passage Photo example/answer key Each reading passage is simple & not overwhelmingly long like textbooks are. Students can listen to you read, read silently, in partners, or in small groups highlighting important words and concepts as they go. The students then apply what they read with an activity & responding to a writing prompt. Don’t use interactive notebooks??? Just use colored paper!! Glue the passage to one side and have the students do the interactive activity on the other! Can easily be 3-hole punched to put in a binder, hung on the wall, or slide into a folder!!
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Moon Phases, Eclipses, and Tides NO PREP Lesson

Moon Phases, Eclipses, and Tides NO PREP Lesson

Moon Phases, Eclipses, and Tides warm up, notes, reinforcement worksheet, and quiz. NGSS Earth and Space Science Standards. Just download, print, copy, and GO! A no prep, 4 part lesson pack to keep your students engaged and learning. This compilation of resources includes: - A 3 questions, half page warm up - Guided notes meant to be given on a document camera or projected on a white board to fill in the blank. - Reinforcement worksheet: Extra practice that can be used for homework, station work, independent, or partner work - Quiz: 8 question quiz including multiple choice, fill in the blank, true/false, and longer response. Shows growth between warm up and after lesson. This lesson was created to fill a 60 minute time block, but could take less or more time depending on your classroom needs and levels.
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Classification Hierarchy and Kingdoms Read and Apply

Classification Hierarchy and Kingdoms Read and Apply

Classification Hierarchy (Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus Species) Read and Apply includes a reading passage and interactive notebook activity covering the order of hierarchy, an example, and discusses the 5 main kingdoms. Many students these days have a terribly difficult time comprehending nonfiction & informational text - textbooks, websites, articles etc. This product offers a more simple option for students to read, apply, and comprehend what they read - This is a GREAT tool to help your students overcome the obstacle of comprehending science text. These "Read & Apply" products are designed to cover ONE basic science topic per lesson for students to build a solid foundation before moving to the next topic & building that "house of knowledge" on the foundation. This product contains: - Reading Comprehension Tips - 1 short reading passage - 1 application activity - 1 writing prompt that goes along with the passage - Photo example/answer key Each reading passage is simple & not overwhelmingly long like textbooks are. Students can listen to you read, read silently, in partners, or in small groups highlighting important words and concepts as they go. The students then apply what they read with an activity & responding to a writing prompt. Don't use interactive notebooks??? Just use colored paper!! Glue the passage to one side and have the students do the interactive activity on the other! Can easily be 3-hole punched to put in a binder, hung on the wall, or slide into a folder!! This product would best fit with 4th-6th graders, but would be GREAT for a 7-8 grade remediation reading class or special ed! Would also be a great option for differentiation if you have just a few students in your class that are having a difficult time with their grade level text that you already use.
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Earth Motion and Seasons Notes and Activities

Earth Motion and Seasons Notes and Activities

Earth Motion (Revolution and Rotation) and Seasons warm up, notes, reinforcement worksheet, and quiz. NGSS Earth and Space Science Standards. Just download, print, copy, and GO! A no prep, 4 part lesson pack to keep your students engaged and learning. This compilation of resources includes: - A 3 questions, half page warm up - Guided notes meant to be given on a document camera or projected on a white board to fill in the blank. - Reinforcement worksheet: Extra practice that can be used for homework, station work, independent, or partner work - Quiz: 8 question quiz including multiple choice, fill in the blank, true/false, and longer response. Shows growth between warm up and after lesson. This lesson was created to fill a 60 minute time block, but could take less or more time depending on your classroom needs and levels.
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Evolution and Adaptations Read and Apply

Evolution and Adaptations Read and Apply

Theory of evolution and adaptations reading passage, interactive activity, and writing prompt. This activity includes information on Darwin's theory of evolution and studies, natural selection, and how adaptations allow different species to survive. Many students these days have a terribly difficult time comprehending nonfiction & informational text - textbooks, websites, articles etc. This product offers a more simple option for students to read, apply, and comprehend what they read - This is a GREAT tool to help your students overcome the obstacle of comprehending science text. These "Read & Apply" products are designed to cover ONE basic science topic per lesson for students to build a solid foundation before moving to the next topic & building that "house of knowledge" on the foundation. This product contains: - 1 short reading passage - 1 application activity - 1 writing prompt that goes along with the passage - Photo example/answer key Each reading passage is simple & not overwhelmingly long like textbooks are. Students can listen to you read, read silently, in partners, or in small groups highlighting important words and concepts as they go. The students then apply what they read with an activity & responding to a writing prompt. Don't use interactive notebooks??? Just use colored paper!! Glue the passage to one side and have the students do the interactive activity on the other! Can easily be 3-hole punched to put in a binder, hung on the wall, or slide into a folder!!
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