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Informational Earth Science: “What is Climate Change?” (Causal Reasoning: Focus on Effects)

3rd Grade • 1 Hour Lesson
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Lesson Plan Description

This Third Grade 1 hour ELA lesson plan based around an informational Earth Science text “What is Climate Change?”. This lesson includes: close reading comprehension techniques (RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, & RI.3.8), partner and group discussions around a text, and analyzing cause and effect relationships with a focus on effects.

  • Students will complete a graphic organizer to show the effects that climate change can have on Earth.

The text used in this lesson addresses the NGSS: ESS2.D: Weather and Climate: Climate describes a range of an area’s typical weather conditions and the extent to which those conditions vary over years.

**The content of this lesson is derived from a portion of the Half Day Lesson Plan: “Informational Earth Science: “What is Climate Change”” Purchasing both this 1 hour and the half day plan, will result in duplicate content.