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K, 1st, 2nd


English Language Arts


20 minutes

Regional Focus



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Beginning, Middle, End Graphic Organizers

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Mar 3, 2024
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In this activity, students use the graphic organizers to respond to stories related to climate change. When considering the beginning, middle, and end of a climate change-themed story, students should focus on how the characters address the problems of climate change in their everyday lives. 
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Teaching Tips
  • Three options have been provided. Choose the version that best meets the needs of your students.
  • Students should be encouraged to use drawing and/or writing to complete the responses.
  • This activity can be completed independently, in small groups, or as a station. The pages can also be used as anchor charts and completed during whole group instruction.
  • When reading texts about climate change, it is important to check in frequently with students about how they are feeling and answer questions.
Scientist Notes

This activity will help students learn about the efforts being made by people around the globe to combat climate change. Even while there isn't a magic bullet to lessen the effects of climate change, various people react differently to these effects. The activity includes supplementary educational materials that have undergone a rigorous evaluation for scientific legitimacy.


Primary Standards

  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Reading: Literature (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.2 With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.7 Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.5 Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
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