Materials Needed: blank paper, pencils, crayons/colored pencils, and document camera or whiteboard
Printable Resources: Required: copies of Informational Text: “What is Climate Change?” by Jennifer Kaul (1 copy per student); Optional: “Causal Reasoning Design (Focus on Effects)” graphic organizer (1 copy per student or project using document camera for students to copy)
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.