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Objects in the Sky – Write the Room Activity

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 17 pages | Grades: K - 1

Improve your students’ understanding of science vocabulary terms that relate to objects in the sky with this “Write the Room” activity.

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Science Vocabulary

As students begin dividing into various science topics, it is important that they have a solid understanding of the vocabulary terms associated with the topic. One topic that students will begin to explore is observing, describing, and illustrating different objects that are associated with and appear in the sky.

Teach Starter has created a ready-to-go activity to help your young learners explore different vocabulary terms associated with this space science topic. Students will practice identifying and writing vocabulary terms such as:

  • planet
  • sun
  • moon
  • stars
  • clouds

And more!

This downloadable resource includes two different types of cards you can use in your classroom. One set has words printed on them to help students with the spelling of each word. The other set has just the picture to encourage students to identify and write each science term.

To complete this activity:

  1. Place the cards around the room for students to find. 
  2. Provide each student with a recording page and a clipboard. 
  3. Students move around the room to find task cards.
  4. When students find cards that match the picture on their response sheet, they write down the corresponding word. 

Through this activity, students will practice identifying and writing vocabulary terms associated with objects in the sky.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your science lessons.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

If there are students in need of additional support, encourage them to complete the activity with a partner.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Encourage students looking for an additional challenge to create and write sentences for 5 of the words.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. A recording sheet and answer key are also included with this download. 

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

Sustainability Tip: Print a few recording sheets on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.  

This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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