Petrified Forest National Park

This Petrified Forest National Park activity & project also includes:

Poetry Soup, a reading and writing unit constructed by the Petrified Forest National Park, will have scholars hungry to learn about nature. The cross-content unit contains topics related to history, science, and language arts. Content includes journaling prompts, types of poetry prompts, poems, activities, and writing assignments. Teachers can pick and choose materials in order to create a unit that makes their pupils appreciate nature.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have writers brainstorm their experiences with parks and what aspects of a park visitors should appreciate
  • Create station rotations from various activities within the resource
Classroom Considerations

  • Packet is 113 pages of worksheets, short stories, poems, and activities for the unit; you might want to pre-select which resources to use 
Pros

  • Wide range of resources available from different genres
  • Includes lesson extensions and tips for differentiation 
Cons

  • Resource is labeled as a unit, but includes materials that could span a long timeframe
  • Many of the writing activities do not have an evaluation rubric