The Rainforest  Breanne Vassar Andrea Martinez RaeAnn Staab
Nuts and Bolts <ul><li>Title: The Rainforest </li></ul><ul><li>Grade Level: 3rd Grade </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Easily ada...
Objectives: What does a rainforest look like?  <ul><li>Students will observe photographs of different rainforests of the w...
Prior Knowledge <ul><li>Before this lesson students will have learned:  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Which organisms are loca...
Following this Lesson:  <ul><li>Students will have completed their own replica of the rainforest </li></ul><ul><li>Student...
Materials  <ul><li>Construction paper </li></ul><ul><li>Markers </li></ul><ul><li>Crayons </li></ul><ul><li>Paint </li></u...
Artists of the Rainforest <ul><li>http://www.rainforestartists.com </li></ul>
Adaptations <ul><li>This lesson lends itself nicely to all students.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students create their own repl...
Assessment <ul><li>The replicas along with the descriptions will be assessed based on the following:  </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
Safety  <ul><li>Students must be careful when you using scissors and other art supplies during this lesson </li></ul><ul><...
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  1. 1. The Rainforest Breanne Vassar Andrea Martinez RaeAnn Staab
  2. 2. Nuts and Bolts <ul><li>Title: The Rainforest </li></ul><ul><li>Grade Level: 3rd Grade </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Easily adapted for any grade level </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Stage of Child Development: Schematic Stage </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Definite order in space, demonstration of baseline, schema representing child’s knowledge on concept of subject </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Objectives: What does a rainforest look like? <ul><li>Students will observe photographs of different rainforests of the world </li></ul><ul><li>Students will create a picture replica of a rainforest including appropriate plant and animal life </li></ul><ul><li>Students will write an explanation of the replica </li></ul>
  4. 4. Prior Knowledge <ul><li>Before this lesson students will have learned: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Which organisms are located in the Rainforest </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why certain organisms can survive in the Rainforest type of environment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How the organisms relate to one another (food chains) </li></ul></ul></ul>06/06/09
  5. 5. Following this Lesson: <ul><li>Students will have completed their own replica of the rainforest </li></ul><ul><li>Students will critique each others work based upon how accurately a rainforest is being depicted (components) and not artistic ability </li></ul><ul><li>Students will write a descriptive explanation of their replica, using correct grammar, punctuation, and descriptive adjectives. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Materials <ul><li>Construction paper </li></ul><ul><li>Markers </li></ul><ul><li>Crayons </li></ul><ul><li>Paint </li></ul><ul><li>Shoe boxes </li></ul><ul><li>String </li></ul><ul><li>Tape </li></ul><ul><li>Glue </li></ul><ul><li>Whatever you have! </li></ul>06/06/09
  7. 7. Artists of the Rainforest <ul><li>http://www.rainforestartists.com </li></ul>
  8. 8. Adaptations <ul><li>This lesson lends itself nicely to all students. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students create their own replica </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There is no right/wrong as long as you can defend your work and show how it relates to what we have learned about the Rainforest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The guidelines of the assignment are flexible to the abilities of the students </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Assessment <ul><li>The replicas along with the descriptions will be assessed based on the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accuracy in replica: Would you see these organisms in a rainforest? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Remember we said it’s not to be assessed on ability, but effort and accuracy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does the description contain accurate grammar, punctuation, and spelling? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Safety <ul><li>Students must be careful when you using scissors and other art supplies during this lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Be careful/aware of others working around you </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone pitches in and helps to clean-up </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assign jobs to the students: 1 student ensures all the paint is put away, another ensures the extra paper is saved, another collects scissors, etc….everyone has a job </li></ul></ul></ul>

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