Students will love learning all about sea turtles! Students will read informational text about the sea turtle life cycle, sea turtle behavior, and sea turtle nesting. Sea turtles are so interesting and most species are endangered. This is great for environmental reading. The science information on sea turtles is rich, so students can practice reading skills such as making inferences and looking at text features. Great for Earth Day!
This resource includes:
- Five pages of informational text
- three response pages with text-dependent comprehension questions
- interactive notebook inserts
- a writing page
This resource is designed to be used as a reading comprehension passage with questions using a CLOSE reading strategy.
This resource is great for when a teacher needs a quick no-prep lesson that is of high interest. Works well as sub plans.
While this unit does not completely cover the NGSS standards, It touches on and addresses concepts in the following standards:
NGSS 3-LS2-1. Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive
NGSS 3-LS1-1. Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.
NGSS 3-LS4-2. Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing
NGSS 4-LS1-1. Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
NGSS 4-LS1-2. Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.
This resource is also aligned with the science standards for Utah’s third grade.
Utah SEEd 3.2.1 Develop models to describe patterns of change that organisms go through during their life cycles. Emphasize that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles, but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.
Science Concepts Include:
- Endangered Species
- Sea Turtles
- Habitat Protection
- Life Cycle of Sea Turtles
- Sea Turtle Behavior
- Predators and Prey
If you are looking for reading comprehension passages for ecology, environmental awareness, conservation, endangered animals, or Earth Day, then this is a great resource for your students! Students will learn about current conservation efforts to protect sea turtles.