Landforms Activities, Map Skills, and Writing Project

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Linda Kamp
Grade Levels
1st - 3rd, Homeschool
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113 pgs.
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Make your science lessons come alive with these landforms activities, building and narrative writing project! Students explore 20 different landforms, build landform islands, practice map skills and much more!

Combining science, writing, and literacy activities, this highly engaging, hands-on unit includes ready to use lesson plans, mini lessons, 20 full-page landforms posters, and a variety of printable landforms activities and assessments.

Your students will love the landform island building project and writing creative personal narratives about their islands. The unit is loaded with resources to help your students build, plan, and write, and the detailed teacher's notes will save you time and make planning a breeze!

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Landforms included:

  • peninsula
  • canyon
  • volcano
  • island
  • plateau
  • mountain
  • desert
  • waterfall
  • hill
  • valley
  • bay
  • plain/prairie
  • ocean
  • lake
  • river
  • glacier
  • isthmus
  • delta
  • cave
  • cliff

Included in the unit:

Detailed 2-week lesson plan with minilesson

Landform Islands building project using salt dough or air-dry clay

Project directions with photos

20 Full-page landforms posters

Creative narrative writing project

-with planning pages, writing mini lesson on using adjectives to make writing more interesting, publishing paper, and map activity

Graphic organizers for defining, comparing, and categorizing landforms

Landform assessments & answer keys

Additional activities ideal for literacy centers:

Map skills & cardinal directions game in 2 skill levels

Landform vocabulary & definitions booklet

Comparing landforms flap book

Geography Jabber game with landforms spinners

Please download the preview to see everything included.

Happy teaching!

Linda Kamp

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Total Pages
113 pgs.
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.


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