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Here are some activities to do before and after reading the Next Time You See books. You can pick and choose from the list based on the age of your students and your purpose for reading.

Reading more nonfiction texts is a key shift in the Common Core English Language Arts standards, so I have included some ELA Common Core Connections for each activity as well as connections with A Framework for K–12 Science Education.

I hope you and your students enjoy the books and experience a sense of wonder as you explore and read together.

—Emily Morgan

Never Stop Wondering

Questioning Activities

Next Time You See a Bee

Science and Reading Activities

Bee-Sources

Next Time You See a Seashell

Science and Reading Activities

*For a complete 5Es lesson about seashells, including a seashell dichotomous key, see Chapter 7,
"Name That Shell," of Picture-Perfect Science Lessons, Expanded 2nd Edition.

Next Time You See a Sunset

Science and Reading Activities

*For a complete 5Es lesson about Earth's rotation, see Chapter 18,
"Day and Night," of Picture-Perfect Science Lessons, Expanded 2nd Edition.

Next Time You See a Firefly

Science and Reading Activities

*For a complete 5Es lesson about insects, see Chapter 22,
"Bugs!" of Picture-Perfect Science Lessons Expanded 2nd Edition.

Next Time You See a Pill Bug

Science and Reading Activities

*For a complete 5Es lesson about insects, see Chapter 22,
"Bugs!" of Picture-Perfect Science Lessons Expanded 2nd Edition.

Next Time You See theMoon

Science and Reading Activities

Video below for "Moon Modeling" activity.

Next Time You See aMaple Seed

Science and Reading Activities

Next Time You See aCloud

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Next time you see a Spiderweb

*For a complete 5Es lesson about spiderwebs, see Chapter 13,
"Spider Science," of Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, Grades 3-5.

Nature Syntu

Download the template for a Nature Syntu, a writing activity where students choose a natural object, observe it, and record their thoughts and feelings about it.

Next Time You See Mentor Text Study

Write Your Own Next Time You See Books

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