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Teachers Network: Adaptor Grants: Rain Forest Adventures
Adapted By:
Artemisa Pichardo

Ms. Artemisa Pichardo taught ELL students in first grade for twelve years. She has Baccalaureate and Masters degrees in Bilingual Education.

P.S. 35
Bronx, NY



Modifications

I provided the students with prior knowledge about the rain forest and conducted activities such as read alouds and video watching. We made a list of animals that live in the rain forest. We discussed the different resources that we can get from the rain forest, such as food and medicine as well. We also discussed the benefits of the rain forest to the planet.

Instructional Objectives

Identify animals that live in the rain forest.

Learn about the four layers of the rain forest.

Identify different food products that come from the rain forest.

Discuss the benefits that the rain forest provides to mankind.


Technology Integration

I used a video from the Magic School Bus series on rain forests as well as one from the website www.nature.org/rainforest/explore/video to complement the read aloud books.
Assessment

Observation of students as they completed their posters. Review of posters drawn by students for evidence of proper context in their writings and drawings. Observation of how well they were able to share information as they were constructing their posters.

Tips for Teachers

First grade students require significant prior exposure to the material to learn about rain forests. I found that the activities that provided prior knowledge were essential in student success in this unit.


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