Why Recycle Paper?
Always Recyle Paper!
Lesson 1: Why Recycle Paper?
- Students comprehend a brief history of paper, learn the definition of recycling, and discover why we recycle.
- Students learn that the topic sentence of a paragraph usually answers these questions: who, what, where, how, and why.
- Students learn that supporting sentences provide details about the main idea.
- Why Recycle Paper? (PDF)
- Lead a discussion where students identify the different types of paper that they use every day. Then ask students: Did you ever wonder where paper comes from?
- Distribute reproducible to students. Review the concepts of topic sentences and supporting sentences as a class. With students needing additional support, you may want to read the story together as a group.
- Ask the students to answer the questions on the reproducible. Review the answers as a group or collect their papers to check responses.
- Have students discuss why recycling is important. Each student should provide one or two reasons.
Challenge students to write a paragraph about their own experience with paper recycling. Ask them to begin with a topic sentence and include at least three supporting sentences. Provide feedback, and give them the opportunity to revise their drafts.
Reproducible 1 Answers: 1. a; 2. b; 3. d; 4. b; 5. d
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