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What is an Endangered Species?

Grade Level Grades K-5
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This activity is designed to teach students about endangered species, what it means to be endangered and what causes a species to become endangered. It also features examples of conservation in action. Aligned with Core Standards: RI.2.1 , RI.2.2 , RI.2.3, RI.3.1 , RI.3.2 , RI.3.3 , RI.4.1 , RI.4.2 , RI.4.3 , RI.5.1 , RI.5.2 , RI.5.3 , SL.2.1 , SL.3.1, SL.4.1 , SL.5.1

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Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

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jenyeart
September 21, 2016
SML Member
July 04, 2016
SML Member
January 30, 2016
Excellent resource to end our topic on Life Cycles by considering why reproduction is important. Very high quality resources - you've saved me a lot of work creating a similar activity - thanks!
SML Member
June 06, 2012

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