ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

ALEX Lesson Plans  
Subject: English Language Arts (K), or Science (K)
Title: Lesson 2: Informational Writing: How to Lessen Human Impact on the Environment
Description: This lesson may be taught as part of the Unit Plan - Solutions to Lessen Human Impact on the Environment. In this lesson, the solutions to lessen the human impact on the environment will be explored. Students will communicate their plan during journal writing by producing an informational writing piece that uses the conventions of Standard English such as capitalization and punctuation. At the end of the lesson, the students will peer edit their writing using the provided writing anchor chart. This unit was created as part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development Summit.


Subject: English Language Arts (K), or Mathematics (K), or Science (K)
Title: Lesson 3: Recycle, Recycle, Recycle
Description: 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.


Subject: English Language Arts (K), or Science (K)
Title: Lesson 4: Recycling Product Lesson
Description: This lesson may be taught as part of the Unit Plan - Solutions to Lessen Human Impact on the Environment. This lesson will culminate the lessons on recycling that have been previously taught. Students will work collaboratively in groups to discuss texts and factual information they have learned from previous lessons taught on recycling. The students will make a poster or brochure to share with the class. The shared portion of the lesson will be videoed so that the students can share with parents, other family members, and the local city council members. This unit was created as part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development.


Subject: English Language Arts (K), or Science (K)
Title: Lesson 1: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Description: This lesson may be taught as part of the Unit Plan - Solutions to Lessen Human Impact on the Environment.  In this lesson, students will explore solutions that would lessen the human impact on the environment. After reading The Lorax, students will discuss ways they can help their environment through the 3R's (reduce, reuse, recycle). Students will create a reduce, reuse, recycle chart from their discussion.   This unit was created as part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development.