Earth day is right around the corner and it is a great way to incorporate a bunch of different skills and subjects to make it a week to inspire your students to help care for the Earth. I wanted to do an Earth Day Round Up for you all to give you some ideas to add to your classroom… Plus there are 2 freebies, so keep reading!
First off, my class will be focusing on Writing, because let’s face it, they need it. Their task is to Argue for the Earth, with a mix of persuasive writing and research writing. This fun Earth Day activity has the students come up with convincing arguments as to WHY and HOW their school can Reduce, Reuse and Recycle more. Your class will be engaged in the writing process with a variety of whole class, partner and small group activities that help them formulate their stance, come up with reasons and review persuasive language.
They will be on cloud 9 researching information to strengthen their arguments using these QR codes! It gives them structured independence and technology- so, it’s a win-win!
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My students LOVE Center Time and these are three activities perfect for Reading Response Centers.
Aris from Sailing into Second has an Earth Day Brochure that has a little reading passage and allows the students to synthesize, summarize and extend the information. It is part of her growing Year Long Bundle that is perfect for a full year of informative writing! Theresa from Pinkadots Elementary has an Earth Day booklet PERFECT for my intervention buddies. It has reading passages, song lyrics (perfect to reinforce poetry month) and a fun word search activity at the end! I LOVE Diane from Fifth in the Middle’s Monthly Close Read Sets. Her April Set covers a lot of fun topics, all leveled for your diverse class AND she has one about Earth Day. This set is a perfect addition to your reading block or for centers. She has some great blog posts showing how to implement CLOSE reading into the classroom, and it is never too late to start.
Looking for some Earth Day read alouds that go beyond The Lorax and The Giving Tree?