Why do animals live in groups? Animal groups are sometimes formed to help animals survive. Animals live in groups for different reasons. Students will collect data and construct an argument to support claims about why animals live in groups. This includes a high-interest informational text passage with great comprehension questions! Parts of this resource can be used as a Distance Learning Packet. This resource addresses the third-grade NGSS 3-LS2-1
This resource is designed to address the NGSS Disciplinary Core Idea of Ecosystem: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics.
NGSS 3-LS2-1 Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.
This resource includes a hands-on science activity in which students observe and record evidence. It also includes a 3-page nonfiction article so that students can further research the topic of why animals live in groups. This article is read as a CLOSE reading activity and includes response pages with text-dependent questions.
This integrated science and literacy lesson will address fully the NGSS standards while also addressing CCSS for reading informational text.
Students will learn that animals live in groups for several reasons. Animals living in groups help members to survive.
This resource includes charts, response pages, interactive notebook flaps, a three-page nonfiction passage, two lesson plans, and a fun page on collective nouns.
Includes reading passages with comprehension questions that are connected to the standards and make the students think about why animals live in groups. Includes text-dependent questions to make students look back at the reading to answer comprehension questions.