Texts & Media, ‘Art & Advocacy’: 

Core Texts:

These are texts directly referenced and included in the lessons.

Text Set:

Text Sets support all learners, especially those with background knowledge or vocabulary deficits, by building up these domains through a volume of reading on Science, Social Studies, and other high interest topics. You can learn more about building and using text sets here.

The texts listed below have been pulled from readworks.org, newsela.org, El Education modules, and resources referenced in text sets from achievethecore.org based on their connection to the topics addressed in this lesson.  In addition, we have partnered with Lee & Low, the largest multicultural children’s book publisher in the United States, to add to the text set and ensure that there are fiction and non-fiction selections that represent a diverse set of experiences.

Texts listed are at a variety of reading levels and could be read aloud or printed/provided for students to read, depending on the needs of the readers in your classroom. These texts newstry thiswomens replica watchcell phone cases are not integrated into the lessons; they are an optional extension, and listed here as a reference for educators interested in building their student’s background knowledge around the project’s core topic.

ISBN/Website  Title  Author Type
readworks.org What’s the Big Idea about Water? Protecting Our Water   American Museum of Natural History Article/non-fiction
readworks.org Almost 1 billion people don’t have clean water, a report finds. Readworks  Article/non-fiction
readworks.org Rising Water: How Climate Is Affecting Coastal Areas Readworks Article/non-fiction 
newsela.org A New Play Talks About the Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan By Associated Press, adapted by Newsela staff Article/non-fiction
newsela.org Mr. Trash Wheel cleans up Baltimore Harbor with a dash of humor By PBS News Hour, adapted by Newsela staff Article/non-fiction
newsela.org Marathon swimmer crosses the Pacific to fight plastic pollution By Washington Post, adapted by Newsela staff Article/non-fiction
newsela.org Big glob of trash hurts animals and the sea By Los Angeles Times, adapted by Newsela staf Article/non-fiction
newsela.org Deep-sea shellfish test positive for plastic in their stomachs By Matthew Taylor, The Guardian, adapted by Newsela staff Article/non-fiction
0986949590 A Good Trade by Alma Fullerton Book/fiction
1596435771 Clean Water (Sally Ride Science) by Beth Geiger Book/non-fiction
1426303602 Not a Drop to Drink: Water for a Thirsty World by Michael Burgan Book/non-fiction
0805089411 Our World of Water: Children and Water Around the World by Beatrice Hollyer Book/non-fiction
9780892393251 Water Rolls, Water Rises / El agua rueda, el agua sube By Pat Mora

Illustrated by Meilo So

9781600603396 Everglades Forever: Restoring America’s Great Wetland By Trish Marx

Photographed by Cindy Karp

9781620140789 Cycle of Rice, Cycle of Life: A Story of Sustainable Farming Written and photographed by Jan Reynolds Book/non-fiction
9780892394135 Galápagos Girl/Galapagueña By Marsha Diane Arnold

Illustrated by Angela Domínguez

*see also the texts listed as ‘optional’ within the Books/Media part of the lesson. While these are incorporated into the lesson itself as an optional extension, they would make useful additions to a text set. 

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