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YourName:MelissaCarlson

TitleofLesson:Recycling
Grade:2

LESSONPLAN

STANDARDS
K2ETS11.Askquestions,makeobservations,andgatherinformationaboutasituationpeoplewantto
changetodefineasimpleproblemthatcanbesolvedthroughthedevelopmentofaneworimprovedobject
ortool.
2.W.1Writeopinionpiecesinwhichtheyintroducethetopicorbooktheyarewritingabout,stateanopinion,
supplyreasonsthatsupporttheopinion,uselinkingwords(e.g.because,and,also)toconnectopinionand
reasonandprovideaconcludingstatementorsection.

LESSONSUMMARY/OVERVIEW
Forthislessonstudentswillbeusingrecycledcommonhouseholditems(milkjug,toiletpaperroll,boxes,
etc.)tocreateanewobjectortool.Thepointofthislessonisforstudentstolearnthattheycanrecycleand
reuseitemstocreatesomethingnewanduseful.Aftertheycreatetheirnewobjectortooltheywillwritea
persuasiveparagraphdescribingwhytheybelievethisobject/toolismoresustainablethanthrowingawaythe
householditems.
OBJECTIVES
Studentswillbeabletocreateamoresustainableoptionforcommonhouseholdgoods.
Students will be able to write a persuasive paragraph describing why their new object/tool is more
sustainablethanthrowingawaythosegoods.
ASSESSMENT/EVALUATION
AuthenticAssessment:Studentswillcreateanewobject/toolusingcommonhouseholditemssuchasmilkjug,
toiletpaperroll,boxes,etc.Theymajorityoftheirobject/itemmustberecycleditems.Theyshouldntgoout
andbuyitemsforthisproject.
FormalAssessment:Studentswillwriteanopinionparagraphdescribingwhytheirnewobject/toolismore
sustainablethanthrowingawaythosegoods.Theirparagraphmustincludewhattheirobjectis,whattheir
objectcanbeusedfor,andwhythisoptionismoresustainablethanthrowingthosegoodsaway.
PREREQUISITEKNOWLEDGE
Studentsmustknowwhatrecycledcommonhouseholditemsare.Toaccesstheirpriorknowledgewewill
referbacktotheworksheetcompletedearlierintheweek.

MATERIALS
Commonhouseholditemsthatarerecyclable.Examples:milkjug,toiletpaperroll,boxes,etc.
Glue/Tape
Markers/Crayons
Paper
Pencil
Paint

ColoredPaper
Ruler
Staples

VOCABULARY/KEYWORDS
Recycle:Wastethatisabletobecreatedintosomethinguseful

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TEACHINGPROCEDURES
Aweekortwobeforethislessonsendhomealettertoparentsexplainingthelessonandactivitywe
willbedoing.Askthatstudentsbringrecyclableitemsfromhome.Includealistofitemsthatwould
beacceptabletobring.Thelistshouldincludemilkjug,toiletpaperroll,boxes,sodacans,and
cardboards.
Teacherwillbeginbyaccessingpriorknowledgeaskingstudentswhatrecyclablehouseholditems
theybroughtintodayforthelesson.
Teacherwilltellstudentsthattheyhave20minutestocreateanewobject/toolusingtheserecycled
goods.Handoutattachedhandout/rubrictostudents.Studentswillbeabletocreateanythingthat
theywantwiththeirrecycleditems.
Studentswillcreatetheirobject/tool.Teacherwillwalkaroundtheclasshelpingstudentscomplete
thistask.
Oncestudentsaredoneteacherwillexplainthenextstepofthisactivity.Tellingthestudentstowrite
theopinionparagraph.Handoutattachedhandout/rubricthatdescribeswhatisexpectedforthe
opinionparagraph.
Studentswillwriteopinionparagraph.
Studentswillsharetheircreationswiththeclass.
Teacherwillwrapupbyexplaininghowtheseobjects/toolsaremoresustainablethanthrowingaway
theseitems.

RESOURCES
Listanyreferencesyouusedtocreatethislesson.Ifyouborrowedideasfromanylessonplanspleasenote
themhere.UseAPAformat.
WAYSOFTHINKINGCONNECTION
Thislessonplanconnectstofuturesthinkingaswellasvaluesthinking.Studentsareabletocreateanew
object/tool.Theirvalueswillplayapartinwhattheycreate.Theywilldecidewhattheythinkismost
importanttothem.Futuresthinkingplaysapartbecausestudentsarethinkingaboutwaysthattheyare
abletobettertheenvironmentbyrepurposingitemsthatwouldhavenormallybeenthrownaway.Theyare
thinkingaboutthefutureofthatrecycleditem;wouldtheyratherrepurposethisitemorhaveitgotoa
landfill?

Name:__________________Date:__________

TrashtoTreasure:RepurposingHouseholdTrash

Todaywewillbecreatingnewtreasuresoutofhouseholdtrash!Youcanmakewhateveryou
want!Youcanmakeacraft,atool,acreature,oranythingelseyouwant!Thepurposeofthisis
toshowthatyoucanturnthetrasharoundyourhouseintonewtreasuresthatyoullwantto
keep!Afteryoubrainstorm,draw,andcreateyourtreasure.Youwillwriteanopinionparagraph
describingwhyyoubelievethistreasureisabetteralternativethanthrowingawaythese
householditems!

HouseholdMaterials:Youdont MaterialsProvided:Youcan
havetouseallthematerials;itsallup
toyou!
ToiletPaperRolls(2)
PaperTowelRoll(1)
TissueBox(1)
EggCarton(1)
PlasticBottles(1)
CerealBoxes(1)

usethesematerialstohelpmakeyour
treasure!

Markers
Paint
Colored Paper
Glue
Tape
Ruler
Staples

Checklist!(Makesureyoucheckoffeachstepbeforemovingontothenext!)
Brainstorm
Drawyourdesign
Createdesign

Writeopinionparagraph

Name:__________________Date:__________

TrashtoTreasure:Rubric

ThisishowyourTrashtoTreasurecreationwillbegraded.

4
Brainstorm
Ideas
Whatyou
usedtocreate
thistreasure

Whyitisa
better
alternative.

3Reasonsto
supportyour
answer.
Paragraph
waschecked
forgrammar
mistakes.

Student
brainstormedideas
andwrotethem
downonpaper.

Paragraphwas
checkedfor
grammarmistakes.

Student
brainstormedideas
butdidnotwrite
themdownon
paper.
Studentsstated
whattheyusedto
createthistreasure
butdidnotexplain
howtheyusedit.

Studentstatedwhat
theyusedtocreate
thistreasureby
sayingwhatthey
usedandhowthey
usedit.
Studentstatedwhy
theirtreasureisa
betteralternative
thanthrowingthe
householditems
away.
Studentsstated
threereasonsto
supporttheir
answer.

Studentsstatedtwo
reasonstosupport
theiranswer.

Studentsstatedone
reasontosupport
theiranswer.

Studentdidnot
brainstormideas
andwritethem
downonpaper.
Studentsdidnot
statewhattheyused
tocreatethis
treasure.
Studentdidnot
statewhytheir
treasureisabetter
alternativethan
throwingthe
householditems
away.
Studentsdidnot
supporttheir
answer.
Paragraphwasnot
checkedfor
grammarmistakes.

TotalPoints____/20

Name:__________________Date:__________

TrashtoTreasure:OpinionParagraph
AftercreatingyourTrashtoTreasurecreationyouwillbewritinganopinionparagraph
describingwhyyoubelievethistreasureisabetteralternativetothrowingthesehouseholditems
away.
Youropinionparagraphshouldinclude:

Whatyourtreasureitis.
Whatyouusedtocreatethistreasure.
Whyitisabetteralternativetothrowingthesehouseholditems
away.
3Reasonstosupportyouranswer.
Checkforgrammarmistakes!
Youreopinionparagraphwillbegradedonthefollowing:

Stated
Treasure

Whatyou
usedtocreate
thistreasure

Whyitisa
better
alternative.

Studentstated
treasureinmajor
detail.Includes
name,description
ofwhatthetreasure
isusedfor(ifitjust
adecorationstate
this!).
Studentstatedwhat
theyusedtocreate
thistreasureby
sayingwhatthey
usedandhowthey
usedit.
Studentstatedwhy
theirtreasureisa
betteralternative
thanthrowingthe
householditems
away.

Studentstated
treasureindetail.
Includesname,
descriptionofwhat
thetreasureisused
for(ifitjusta
decorationstate
this!).

Studentstated
treasureinlittle
detail.Includes
name,description
ofwhatthetreasure
isusedfor(ifitjust
adecorationstate
this!).
Studentsstated
whattheyusedto
createthistreasure
butdidnotexplain
howtheyusedit.

Studentstated
treasureinnodetail.
Includesname,
descriptionofwhat
thetreasureisused
for(ifitjusta
decorationstate
this!).
Studentsdidnot
statewhattheyused
tocreatethis
treasure.
Studentdidnot
statewhytheir
treasureisabetter
alternativethan
throwingthe
householditems
away.

3Reasonsto
supportyour
answer.
Paragraph
waschecked
forgrammar
mistakes.

Studentsstated
threereasonsto
supporttheir
answer.
Paragraphwas
checkedfor
grammarmistakes.

Studentsstatedtwo
reasonstosupport
theiranswer.

Studentsstatedone
reasontosupport
theiranswer.

Studentsdidnot
supporttheir
answer.
Paragraphwasnot
checkedfor
grammarmistakes.

TotalPoints____/20