This book discusses the possibility of repurposing items like clothes. This text would fit in well with the lesson in which the class repurposes their own items that they brought from home.
This book discusses how pollution in water effects that animals that live there. I would use this after the lesson that I teach concerning water pollution to reiterate the idea of how we effect animals and nature by polluting. I would rather read this text to the students because not all of the students would be able to read this book independently.
I would use this book on a resource table for students to view on their own time. This books discusses the various types of pollution, the problems faced because of pollution, and the possible solutions to those problems. It would be a great resource for students to use during activities.
‘The Great Trash Bash’ is a short story about how a town discovers a way to reduce their trash and recycle. I would use this book before I administer my lesson about reducing our impact on the environment and recycling.
Round and Round Again is a story about how a mother recycles everything until her whole house is lined with candy wrappers. The main character also fashions a rocketship out of her recycled goods. I would read this story to the class after our activity in which the students repurpose an item that they brought from home into something new.
I would use this book on a resource table for students to view during their down time. This would give them great ideas and inspiration for what they can make from their recycling items that they have at home.
This book includes the words to a song in the back of the book that students can listen to after they have read the text. I would read this to students before starting my lessons about recycling in order to get them into the mind set of what recycling is all about. Also, I think that the song would be a great musical element to add to the lesson. After this book is read, I would leave it on a resource table for students to return to. The repetition would make it appropriate for any student to read independently in the class.
I would use this book as a part of my resource table for students to look at on their own time. This would be a great inspiration for what can be done by children their age to help reduce their impact on the environment.
This text shows what it would be like to be an object that gets recycled. I would use this text at the end of the unit as a way to review vocabulary (that can be found throughout the book) and to reiterate the benefits of recycling.
This book is a great addition to the lesson in which the class discusses ways that people can reduce their effects on the environment. There are specific examples and ideas that will be a great encouragement to students.
I would have this poem displayed in the classroom as a daily reminder to recycle whenever possible. After reading this poem to the class, I would have them create a class recycle bin to help reinforce recycling habits throughout the day.
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Natural ResourcesText SetTabbitha Needham
A Brand New Day With Mouse and Mole• Wong Herbert Lee• DRA 28• Yee, W. (2012). A brand new day with mouse and mole. Huffington Mifflin Harcourt.
The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the CoughingCatfish• Stan and Jan Berenstain• DRA 38• Berenstain, S., & Berenstain, J. (1996). The berenstain bear scouts and the coughing catfish. Canada: Scholastic Canada, Limited.
Pollution Problems & Solutions• National Wildlife Federation• Level: Not leveled• National Wildlife Federation. (1998). Pollution problems and solutions. McGraw-Hill.
The Great Trash Bash• Loreen Leedy• DRA 28• Leedy, L. (1991). The great trash bash. Holiday House.
Round and Round Again• Nancy Van Laan• Level: Not leveled• Van Laan, N. (1994). Round and round again. Disney Press.
Science Around the House: Simple ProjectsUsing Household Recyclables• Roz Fulcher• Level: Not Leveled• Fulcher, R. (2012). Science around the house: Simple projects using household recyclables. Courier Dover Publications.
Earth Book for Kids: Activities to Help theEnvironment• Linda Schwartz• Level: Not leveled• Schwartz, L. (1990). Earth book for kids: Activities to help heal the environment. Learning Works.
The Magic School Bus Gets Recycled• Anne Capeci• DRA 18• Capeci, A. (2007). The magic school bus gets recycled. Scholastic.
Mrs. Fox’s Class Goes Green• Eileen Spinelli• Level 2.5• Spinelli, E. (2009). Mrs. foxs class goes green. Albert Whitman and Company.
• Look around, there’s so much plastic, Let’s recycle, it’s fantastic.Let’s Recycle • Don’t forget, about paper and glass,• Anitapoems.com Recycle together, with your entire class. • We’ll make sure, we never litter, Let’s recycle, we’re not quitters. • When we place our garbage, in the right bin, Both us and nature, will clearly win. • Thanks for keeping the environment healthy and clean, Recycling is fun, and also quite green.