These three activities about the different types of communities are great for social studies centers, extra credit, or homework. Included in this bundle are:
COMMUNITIES WORD SEARCH
Reinforce vocabulary words that define the different types of community (urban, suburban and rural) with this fun word search.
COMMUNITIES WRITING ASSIGNMENT: A TALE OF TWO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
Combine social studies, literacy and art in this fun activity that encourages children to compare and contrast how children in different communities might live. In one column, students are asked to describe the life Sarah, a student who lives in an urban community, while in the other column, students are encouraged to write about Eric, a student who lives in a suburban community. Prompts such as "How would Sarah get to school?" and "How might Eric get to school?" guide students in their writing. At the end of the worksheet, students are asked to draw pictures of Sarah and Eric in front of their homes, making this a good worksheet for keeping in students' portfolios or hanging on the bulletin board.
DRAWING COMMUNITY SCENES
Incorporate art with your social studies lesson on communities. Students are asked to draw an urban scene, a suburban scene, and a rural scene in the spaces provided, and to use words to label each picture (can be used for differentiation). This fun activity sheet reinforces the vocabulary that define the different types of communities while allowing students to be creative in their depictions.
Each of these activities is also sold individually in my store. Have a great school year!