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Michelle Havener

Day 9
Soil
State Standard 3.L.5: The student will demonstrate an understanding of how the characteristics and
changes in environments and habitats affect the diversity of organisms.
Indicator 3.L.5A.2: Develop and use a food chain model to classify organisms as producers,
consumers, and decomposers and to describe how organisms obtain energy.
Learning Objective(s): The students will be able to complete a quick check soil worksheet with an
eighty-five percent accuracy.
Essential Question(s): What are the differences between humus, sand, clay, topsoil, and loam?
Assessment: The students will be able to complete a Quick Check soil worksheet with an eighty-five
percent accuracy. As well as, write their observations of the class plant in their journals. The results will
be recorded in an anything chart.
Activities/Procedures:
Opening: The teacher and the students will review what they have learned from the previous
days.
Activities: The students and the teacher will review their lapbooks
The students will do the Types of Soil Shutterfold in their lapbooks.
The students and the teacher will underline key information in their survival books.
The students will complete a Quick Check soil worksheet on the different types of soil.
The students will write about their observations of the in class plant.
Closure: The students will turn in their journals.
Accommodation:
ESOL: The teacher will speak all directions as well as restate and reword as necessary. Each activity will
be modeled before the students attempt it.
Resource & Speech: The students will receive extra time, additional instruction as needed, and have all of
the questions read orally to them (if IEP requires).
Challenge: The students will write a paragraph comparing and contrasting the different types of soil. They
will use their survival books to help them write the information. Or answer the problem thinking
questions on a separate sheet of paper.
Early Finishers: Options: 1) work on unfinished homework, 2) students can read a book, 3) Take an AR
test, 4) go on razkids, 5) do ExtraMath, 6) write their times tables, or 7) fill out the KWL chart found in
the their lapbooks.
Materials: Lapbooks, survival books, observation journals, pencils, laptop, Promethean Board, quick
check worksheet, types of soil shutterfold, crayons, glue, scissors, and KWL chart.
Development of Critical Thinking and Problem Solving:
1) How would you test what soil is found in each region of SC? (Creating)
2) Based on what you know, what soil would you find in each regions of SC? (Evaluating)
3) Can you identify the different types of soil? (Analyzing)

Michelle Havener
Day 9
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Lapbook
Jeopardy Game
Completion Participation

Jeopardy Game
Team Work

Notes