Writing + Science Learning Targets:
I can research (ask an expert, read books, and use the internet) to find out information about worms.
I can write and draw to tell information about worms.
Had we stayed in school, we would have had the opportunity to observe and learn all about worms: earthworms and redworms. Luckily, both worms can easily be found by digging up a little dirt in your garden or somewhere outside! And you can still observe worms, and/or learn about them online. This week and next, you will have the opportunity to learn and write all about earthworms. We will focus on earthworms, but I wonder if you can find information about redworms, too? Have fun!
Last week, you learned all about the parts of a worm, and a little about their habitat.
This week, you will have the opportunity to continue learning and writing all about worms. You will focus on find interesting facts about worms, and recording the information that you learn in different ways
Didn’t have time to do writing last week? That’s okay! Feel free to look back at previous lessons OR jump right in to this week's lessons. Both options will be great for your brain :)
What are some interesting facts about earthworms?
Watch the video, and do the activity at the same time. You’ll need to pause the video as you hear interesting facts in order to add it to the web.
Facts: pieces of information that can be proven to be true. They do not change over time.
Opinion: What we think or how we feel about something. Opinions can change over time.
If you cannot access the video, please use the following to find the information you need:
As you watch the video, record 4 facts (pictures and/or words) on the web that you find interesting. Then, fill in the sentence frame:
“Worms are awesome because _____”
with the one fact you find the MOST interesting.
*In this case, you are telling your opinion about a fact! But make sure you write down a fact that you think is awesome!
Print the document here, or use the picture as a model to make your own web.
What is the most interesting fact you learned about a snail?
Rewatch the video from yesterday:
And review our worm web activity. What did you learn yesterday?
Choose one fact that you found to be the MOST interesting.
Draw a picture and add labels, and write a sentence about that worm fact. Don’t forget to color in your worm using realistic colors.
Tell others about the information that you learned about worms.
Worms are ____
Worms can ____
Worms have ____
And understand the difference between information and opinion
Review your research from the week, and rewatch/reread as needed:
Write to inform others what you have learned about worms:
Use the picture above as a guide, or print the paper. Using INFORMATION (not opinions!) complete the sentences:
- Worms are _____
- Worms can _____
- Worms have: ______
*Remember, opinions tell about how you feel about something (worms are cute, or worms are gross). Information tells about facts that can be proven (worms are grey, pink or brown, or worms are helpful to gardens).