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ALEX Lesson Plan Resources
ALEX Lesson Plans
English Language Arts (K), or Science (K)
Exploring and Constructing Forest Habitats
In this lesson, students will explore and construct forest habitats of plants and animals native to Alabama. In the beginning, students will activate their prior knowledge by reviewing the definition of a habitat and discussing what they know about forests to create a KWL chart. Next, the book A Forest Habitat by Bobbie Kalman is used to further the students learning of the components that comprise a forest habitat and how those components interact with one another. The students will demonstrate their learning through animal sorts, habitat construction, and informational writing using the conventions of Standard English such as capitalization and punctuation. For the conclusion, the students will peer edit their writing using the provided writing anchor chart before presenting their learning to others. This lesson was created as part of the ALEX Gap Project.
English Language Arts (K), or Mathematics (K), or Science (K)
Lesson 3: Recycle, Recycle, Recycle
This lesson may be taught as part of the Unit Plan - Solutions to Lessen Human Impact on the Environment. In this lesson, students will participate in creating a recycle drive for a classroom project. Students will create the notification for parents for the recycle drive to help collect items to be recycled. Students will decide by voting on which items they will recycle. Students will bring recyclable items to the classroom for the project. Recyclable materials will be sorted, weighed, and graphed to compare the different items. This unit was created as part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development Summit.
English Language Arts (K), or Health (K)
Find the Fat
Students will experiment with and evaluate healthy and unhealthy foods. Students will take digital pictures and view during a class discussion about fat content in foods. Students will watch a video about healthy eating and exercise and respond to the experience through writing and drawing. This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.