Earth Day and Recycling


This unit is packed with everything you need to implement an engaging Earth Day and recycling unit in your classroom!  It is packed full of reading passages with real photos, graphic organizers, writing paper and QR codes for video research.  This pack includes 150 pages of fun!


This is a comprehensive nonfiction unit on Earth Day and recycling.

Here is what is included:
*Reading passages (these can be printed as articles or projected):

  • All About Earth Day
  • What is Recycling?
  • What is Reusing?
  • What is Reducing?
  • All About Worms
  • Natural Resources
  • Fossil Fuels
  • What is compost?
  • Worm Anatomy

*Picture files cards for some of the vocabulary words
*Six videos attached to QR codes for your students to watch and record what they learn about recycling.
*Vocabulary word wall cards
*Vocabulary word book
*Vocabulary word detective page
*Recycling notes- gathering facts and evidence from readings
*Caption This! – writing captions related to a drawing
*KWL charts
*Main Idea and detail page
*Can, have, are pages
*Graphic organizers
*Discussion cards that can be used for conversations or writing prompts.
*Writing paper in various sizes

For the QR codes, you will need a QR reader app downloaded onto a tablet or phone.  There are many free ones in the app store.