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Animals Live in Groups, Close Read and Lab NGSS 3-LS2-1

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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 Why do animals live in groups?

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.

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Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.

 
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Expedition Fourth

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
2020-11-03T20:44:55-07:00

Expedition Fourth

Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.   Honey Bee Digital Escape Distance Learning
My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.

 
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Heidi J

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
2020-11-03T20:45:49-07:00

Heidi J

My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.   Compare and Contrast Two Texts on Reindeer
I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!

 
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Tina S

I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!   Science and Engineering Practices Distance Education Unit
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Richard S

The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!   Structure and Function NGSS 4-LS1-1 and 4-LS1-2
As always, Lynda provides perfect alignment with the standards.

 
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