One of the best things about teaching reading is that you can find anything to read about any holiday and make it teachable. (Before 2022, anyway.)
When April rolls around, one of my favorite Earth Day activities is having students make Junk Art and write stories about their creations. I have found that it is usually much easier to have students write stories after they have created art.
For starters, try reading Magic Trash, a picture book biography of artist Tyree Guyton who uses recycled trash for his art in the city of Detroit.
Encourage your students to read stories, sing songs, color, and learn about the environment by using this free US Government site from the
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences:
The script is designed for school PA systems, and it requires no memorization. It is adaptable to classrooms of various sizes and reading levels.
Happy reading, writing, and creating with recycled junk, and, of course,