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This is a lesson plan for activities intended to teach students what a habitat is, some of the types of habitats found around the world, and different animals that live in them.  It includes a discussion about the word, photos depicting various habitats, a game of guessing where a particular anmimal would live, a decodable/rebus page about habitats, and a drawing page/class book showing an animal in its habitat.   cover photo:"White Tigers, Singapore Zoo {Explore}" by Eustaquio Santimano is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
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Preschool, Lower Elementary
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Activity/Lab, Assessment, Game, Lesson, Reading
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Holly on Jul 26, 12:28am

I added a list of included habitats to section 2 of my research. I also added a discussion question regarding differences between the habitats presented in this lesson.

Angela on Jul 22, 03:04pm

I really like this lesson plan, it is well thought out and provides great materials to help teach this standard.

Something I like about this resource is that not only does this lesson plan look at the students being able to define what a habitat is, but also makes sure they can say the word, with all the sounds, read the word, and write it. It is a great way of incorporating and generalizing reading skills.
An opportunity for improvement of this resource is listing the different habitats that are looked at in this lesson plan, perhaps in the overview section.
Something I wonder about this resource is how will I know my students can distinguish between the different habitats presented.
One new idea to consider in the design of this resource is maybe a discussion on how the habitats differ based on the students understanding of weather.



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