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Informational Earth Science: “What is Climate Change?”

3rd Grade • Half Day Lesson Plan
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Lesson Plan Description

Third Grade half day of ELA lesson plans containing 3 independent lessons based around an informational Earth Science text “What is Climate Change?”. These lessons include: close reading comprehension techniques (RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.5 & RI.3.8), partner and group discussions around a text, cause and effect relationships with a focus on effects, and creating a new informational text layout with text features in mind.

  • Segment 1: Students will take literal interpretation of informational text to evaluation and synthesizing.
  • Segment 2: Students will complete a graphic organizer to show the effects that climate change can have on
  • Segment 3: Students will create a new layout for the informational text that incorporates select text features.

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.

These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.