This is an exciting unit to teach awareness about preserving the rainforest. It is perfect just in time for Earth Day! It includes 12 pages of creative and educational activities to go with the book, Rain, Rain, Rain Forest written by Brenda Z. Guiberson. All you need is this book to have over a week-long instructional unit. Includes all assessments, student directions, teacher directions, postcard templates and all student graphic organizers.
This Unit includes:
~Response to Literature Worksheet-specific to this read-aloud and Common Core aligned
~Vocabulary Inferring Tracking graphic organizer that includes content specific vocabulary words. Great for practicing inferring word meaning using context clues.
~"Creating Headlines using Powerful Word Choice"- great for summarizing-graphic organizer to find synonyms and descriptive language
~"Animal's Message in Rain, Rain, Rain Forest" graphic organizer. Students practice inferring and using evidence from the text.
~"Rainforest Awareness Postcard Project" Directions/Description Handout
~Student Postcard Checklist"-provides elements that are expected to be included in the students' final project.
~"Rainforest Awareness Postcard Rubric"- 16 point rubric to be used to assess final project
~2 Postcard Templates-Students choose which one they want to use
~2 Pages of Detailed Recommended Unit Plan Sequence
Enjoy! This unit is lots of fun and can be used to teach about animals in the rainforest, rainforest, author's purpose, higher level thinking questions, earth awareness and Earth Day:)