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Grade 6 Science Biodiversity Modified Unit


Total Pages: 135 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: 2 months
File Size: 45.4MB
File Type: PDF (Zip)

Grade 6 Science Biodiversity Modified Unit

In this Grade 6 Science Biodiversity Modified Unit, teachers are equipped with 15 engaging biodiversity lessons. These lessons will help teachers immerse their modified Grade 6 students in learning about biodiversity. Each of the 15 lessons aligns with a critical concept in the Ontario Grade 6 Science Curriculum but has significantly reduced reading and writing expectations within the lesson.

This modified science unit is for classroom teachers who are required to teach the Grade 6 Ontario Science Curriculum but have students working significantly below grade level in reading, writing, and comprehension. An MP3 audio file of each student reading has been provided. This resource was designed to meet the needs of ELL students and/or students on a modified IEP.

  • Curriculum Alignment: Ontario Science Curriculum 2022 Grade 6 Strand B Life Systems – Biodiversity

Please review the provided sample lesson in the preview PDF and watch the overview video for this resource here

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Unit Includes:

  • 15 Detailed Lesson Plans: Immerse your students in lessons that will keep them fully engaged throughout the unit.
  • Modified Lesson Content: Lessons have been modified with reduced reading and writing expectations.
  • MP3 Audio Files of Articles: Elevate student learning and accessibility through audio recordings of the student readings.
  • Answer Keys: Streamline your grading process with readily available answer keys.
  • Lesson Variety: Follow-up activities utilize a variety of formats – cut & match, fill in the blanks, guided inquiry, graphic organizers
  • Self-Marking Google Forms: Streamline your assessment process by automating your grading.
  • Print and Digital Formats: Embrace the convenience of accessing materials in both print and digital formats.

Do you have students working at grade level? Check out this unit – Grade 6 Science Biodiversity.

Lesson Overview & Modifications

  • Introduction (Class Discussion, QR Codes) – Safety Rules and Unit Vocabulary
  • Lesson #1 (Whole Class Reading, Plant & Animal Category Activity) – Classifying Plants and Animals
  • Lesson #2 (Whole Class Reading, Biography Sheets & Graphic Organizer) – The Classification System
  • Lesson #3 (Whole Class Reading, Cut & Paste Graphic Organizer) – Biodiversity
  • Lesson #4 (Whole Class Reading, Biodiversity Within Species Graphic Organizer, Quiz) – Biodiversity Within Species
  • Lesson #5 (Whole Class Reading, Multiple Choice Activity) – Biodiversity in Ecosystems
  • Lesson #6 (Whole Class Reading, Examples, Worksheet, Quiz) – Interrelationships
  • Lesson #7 (Anticipation Guide, Whole Class Reading, Product Chart) – Everyday Products
  • Lesson #8 (Whole Class Readings, Social Media Profile Assignment) – Invasive Species
  • Lesson #9 (Whole Class Reading, Cut and Paste Venn Diagram) – Comparing Organisms
  • Lesson #10 (Whole Class Reading, True/False Activity) – Biodiversity and Climate Change
  • Lesson #11 (Whole Class Reading, Fill-in-the-Blank Activity, Quiz) – Agriculture and Biodiversity
  • Lesson #12 (Guided Inquiry, Share Your Thoughts Activity) – Monoculture
  • Lesson #13 (Unit Test) – Biodiversity Unit Test
  • Lesson #14 (Unit Review/Sub Plans) – Bill Nye & Magic School Bus Videos

This Grade 6 Science Biodiversity Modified Unit resource is specifically tailored to accommodate the unique needs of classroom teachers with students performing significantly below grade level in reading, writing, and comprehension. This adaptable and accessible resource empowers teachers to provide engaging science lessons while ensuring every student can participate actively in their learning journey.

Note: The internet is required to access videos in this unit.

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