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30 minutes

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Read Aloud Guide: Climate Science Solutions

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Apr 30, 2024
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This guide is designed for use with a climate science nonfiction or nonfiction narrative text that includes a climate change problem and offers solutions. Several options include:

Accompanying Teaching Materials
Teaching Tips
  • Read your chosen text before teaching, note the problems and solutions presented, and write guiding questions surrounding the topics. 

  • Choose 2-3 vocabulary words to focus on during the reading. These may be words that include spelling patterns or word parts that your class is studying, or they may be words that are key to understanding the text.

  • Many of the books linked above are lengthy, plan several days to read them.

Scientist Notes

This activity guides students to learn about climate storytelling, ask questions about climate science, and explore how to use stories to motivate climate action. Our scientific analysis of the activity revealed that it is well-sourced.


Primary Standards

  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.K.2 With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.2 Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.2 Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.

Supporting Standard

  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • K-ESS3-3 Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.
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