Wednesday, May 1, 2024

FREE SCIENCE LESSON - “Galapagos Animal Adaptations Reading Comprehension Passages & Writing”

by The Science Penguin
4th - 6th Grade

Let's teach reading comprehension and writing skills while comparing and contrasting species in the Galápagos Islands with species in other locations. Students will learn about the unique adaptations of Galápagos species in this SciencELA lesson.

Unique Galápagos Species

  • Facts about the history of the Galápagos Islands
  • Galápagos marine iguana vs. green iguana in mainland South America
  • Giant tortoises
  • Galápagos sea lions

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What will I love?

  • 4 original complex grade-level texts
  • Eye-catching design
  • Optional Google Slides provided with editable pages for recording information
  • Quality use of direct instruction and modeling
  • Examples and Daily Guide provided

What do I need?

  1. You need a way to project text for students in class or to share your screen for virtual students.
  2. You can record your Evidence in the editable Google Slides provided, on the printed page, or on a piece of chart paper.

How long does this resource take?

This resource lasts for 1 week. Plan to take about 15 minutes a day, although this will depend on your teaching style.

What does a week look like?

Direct instruction and modeling will help students access complex grade-level text, interpret text features, learn domain-specific vocabulary, and write an explanatory text.

Day 1: Read and discuss the week's claim. Read and discuss an introductory text as a class.

Day 2: Read and discuss Text #2 and complete a table with evidence to support the claim.

Day 3: Read and discuss Text #3 and complete a table with evidence to support the claim.

Day 4: Read and discuss Text #4 and complete a table with evidence to support the claim.

Day 5: Use the Evidence Table and color-coded linguistic frames to write a text that supports the claim.

Where can I learn more about using this resource?

This video will walk you through how to use a SciencELA lesson.


Product Notes

1. This resource is only included in the SciencELA bundle and Species SciencELA.

2. This resource is not editable. Google Slides with editable Evidence Tables and Writing Pages are included.

3. NGSS 4-LS1-1

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