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Earth Day Math and Literacy Projects

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Earth Day Reading Comprehension | Reading Project Enrichment

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Inspire your students this spring with Earth Day math and literacy projects that engage students in a study of the many things that affect our planet.

This is a bundle of two earth-themed projects:

  1. Earth Day Reading Project
  2. Earth Day Math Project

Both projects have been designed for use with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades (though third graders may need a little more support!)

Teacher note: Your students will use a wide variety of skills in these resources. The pages stand alone so that you can pick and choose to meet the varying needs of your students.

This resource also touches on a number of NGSS topics for third and fourth grades. It’s the perfect way to integrate math, reading, and science. The following topics are explored in both projects:

  • Renewable energy resources
  • Environmental changes that affect plants and animals

The math project explores:

  • Wind energy
  • Planting trees
  • Litter and trash
  • Upcycled materials
  • Composting
  • Pollution

The math project covers the following concepts:

  • Place Value, Comparing Whole Numbers, Rounding
  • Factors/Arrays
  • Fractions & Measurement Conversions
  • Coordinate Graphing
  • Decimal Operations
  • Measurement Conversions, Adding & Multiplying Decimals, Rounding
  • Interpreting Data – Picture Graph & Line Plot

The reading project explores:

  • The history of Earth Day
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Composting
  • Pollution
  • Trash and Litter
  • Renewable Energy

The reading project covers the following concepts:

  • Context Clues
  • Inference
  • Listening and Reading Comprehension
  • Fluency
  • Predicting
  • Analyzing Character Traits
  • Making Connections
  • Nonfiction Text Features
  • Nonfiction Text Structures
  • Point of View
  • Using Text Evidence


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Earth Day Math and Literacy Projects