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Author

Green Guardians

Grades

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Subjects

Science, English Language Arts

Resource Types

  • Game
  • Interactive Media

Regional Focus

Global

Composting Word Search

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Synopsis
  • This interactive activity is a great way for students to practice their word-search skills on the subject of composting. 
  • Included in the word list are words of varied lengths and meanings that will get students thinking about many facets of composting.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This word search is engaging and fun for students who are learning or who have learned about composting.
  • This resource is perfect for students at various levels and will help students retain vocabulary acquisition.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should be familiar with composting and should have access to the definitions of the words in the word search.
  • This activity requires access to the Internet and a device.

Differentiation

  • This resource would work equally well in science classes learning about composting or language arts classes that are reading non-fiction texts on the subject of composting. 
  • This word search would make an excellent component in an activity set about composting. Other great resources to include are A Peek into Composting, Scraps into Soil, Worm Bin: 100 Day Timelapse, and Crossword on Composting.
  • Younger students would benefit from completing this activity together, while older students may enjoy turning it into a race and completing it independently. 
  • As an extension, have students create their own crossword puzzles with additional composting vocabulary for their classmates to solve. 
Scientist Notes
This digital word search asks students to find 10 words associated with composting. This resource would be a great addition to a classroom vocabulary lesson about composting.
Standards

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  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Language (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.
    • Reading: Foundational Skills (K-5)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.3.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.4.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
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