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Episode 56 — Survival!

 

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Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers

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Grades K – 5
Podcast Series Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers
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Duration 15:06
Original Air Date Published June 24, 2013

Music in this podcast is provided by Freeplay Music.

 

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Lesson Plans

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Nature Study Outdoor Treasure Hunts (with Spanish language option)

Students take a walk on the wild side when they research an animal and create a scavenger hunt activity for their classmates.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Nature Reflections: Interactive Language Practice for English-Language Learners

Students whose first language is not English reflect on nature through readings, a visit to a green area, and bookmaking using the writing process and peer feedback.

 

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Activities & Projects

Grades   K – 6  |  Activity & Project

The Natural World as Inspiration: An Outdoor Art Show

Children incorporate materials from outdoors with paints or crayons to create pieces of art to display on their clotheslines, fences, or porches for a neighborhood art show.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Activity & Project

Explore and Write About Nature

In this activity, children look closely at living things in their natural environments and then make books about what they see.

 

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Grades   3 – 5  |  Printout  |  Writing It Out

My Nature Story

Encourage children to ask questions about the natural world, to make observations, and to use their imaginations. They use their findings to create their own book.

 

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