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Minute by Minute, Straw by Straw (Reassessing and Reducing Plastic Waste #1)

Grade Level Grades 6-8
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In this lesson, students watch Solli Raphael's poem "Let's Make More Minutes Count," analyze global plastic pollution data, and work with their families to measure and reduce plastic waste.

Step 1 - Inquire: Students watch and discuss Solli Raphael's poem "Let's Make More Minutes Count."

Step 2 - Investigate: Students analyze global plastic pollution data, comparing global and local statistics on plastic waste.

Step 3 - Inspire: Students estimate their family's plastic waste, educate their family members about plastic waste, and track household plastic waste for one week.

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Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.

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