Informational Life Science: My Pledge to the EarthKindergarten • 1 Hour Lesson
Subject: ELA, Informational
CCSS: KRI.1, KRI.2, KRI.3, KRI.4, KRI.6, & KW.2
Skills: Parts of a Book, Ask and Answer Questions, Main Topic and Key Details, Cause and Effect, Problem/Solution, Unknown Words, Writing/Supplying Ideas for Informative/Explanatory Texts
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: blank paper (1 per student), pencils and crayons/colored pencils, and document camera or whiteboard
Printable Resources: Required Printable Text: 1 copy of the informational text, Actions That Help and Hurt, (color copy recommended)
Lesson Plan Description
Kindergarten 1 hour lesson addressing reading and writing comprehension standards. This lesson includes a read aloud of a printable Informational Life Science book, Actions that Help and Hurt, by Jennifer Kaul. Students will identify the title and author of the book, discuss cause and effect on the topic of people and their relationship with the environment, use context clues to define new vocabulary, identify a solution to a problem from the book, and draw a picture and write a sentence about their pledge to the earth. There is also an real life application activity where students can help pick up litter to help the environment.
This lesson also addresses Kindergarten Life Science NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards). ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems Things that people do to live comfortably can affect the world around them. But they can make choices that reduce their impacts on the land, water, air, and other living things. (secondary to K-ESS2-2),(K-ESS3-3)
**The content of this lesson is derived from a portion of the Half Day Lesson Plan: Informational Life Science: Actions that Help and Hurt. Purchasing both this 1 hour and the half day plan, will result in duplicate content.