Nature Walk: Challenge Activities (Theme 2)

This Nature Walk: Challenge Activities (Theme 2) unit also includes:

A three-story unit offers an assortment of challenge activities. Scholars complete a variety of activities, including writing their own campfire song, crafting an opinion paragraph, creating their own club, working on a picture book, and displaying a web to classify animals. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Display pupil-made books at Open House or Back-to-School Night
  • Schedule time in the library, computer lab, or on mobile learning devices to research information needed for writing 
  • Conduct lessons in small group rotations, working with a homogeneous group in need of more challenging material
Classroom Considerations

  • Each lesson requires a variety of materials 
  • The unit was designed to accompany the Houghton Mifflin curriculum, but it may also be effective on its own or alongside another curriculum of similar topic
  • Some curriculum-specific materials are not available, but learners can can complete them with modifications 
Pros

  • Provides additional work suggestions for independent workers
  • Helpful tips are listed to support English language learners 
  • The plan is neatly organized and easy to follow
Cons

  • None