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Grade 7 • Don’t Let Them Disappear

Don’t Let Them Disappear

One Well: The Story of Water on Earth

Lesson Summary

In the story ‘Don’t Let Them Disappear,’ readers are introduced to a variety of animals from around the world through captivating and heartwarming illustrations, accompanied by detailed species biographies. In this project, students will enhance the book by creating a book extension to ‘Don’t Let Them Disappear.’ This extension will highlight the conservation of a specific animal and its ecosystem through a call to action (PSA).

STE or Math Standards

  • 7.MS-LS2-5. Evaluate competing design solutions for protecting an ecosystem. Discuss the benefits and limitations of each design.

    • Examples of design solutions could include water, land, and species protection and the prevention of soil erosion.
    • Examples of design solution constraints could include scientific, economic, and social considerations.

ELA Standards

  1. Write arguments (e.g., essays, letters to the editor, advocacy speeches) to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
  2. Introduce claim(s), acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically in paragraphs and sections.
  3. Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text. 
  4. Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence. 
  5. Establish and maintain a style appropriate to the audience and purpose (e.g., formal for academic writing). 
  6. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.