This lesson plan is aligned to the common core standards, specifically constructing meaning from a wide range of texts.
Using "The Great Kapok Tree" and a variety of teaching tools including a graphic organizer and visuals, the student will meet the following objectives.
a. The student will develop an awareness for the environment by learning the reasons to keep trees alive in the rainforest.
b. The student will develop their vocabulary by being able to define vocabulary words about the rainforest.
c. Students will develop respect for the rainforest by being able to give reasons for preserving it.