This is the perfect, all-inclusive science lesson for your young elementary students to help them gain a deep understanding of how birds and trees mutual depend on each other to survive. This lesson plan walks you step-by-step through the entire lesson, giving ideas for follow up literacy activities, schema development, and differentiation ideas for ELLs, students with learning disabilities, and high ability students. It also provides you with a copy of the worksheets at the end for your class's use! The book to be used with it is listed in the plan and is optional for this lesson, as it can be switched out for whatever short book is readily available to you.
This lesson plan includes a pre-teaching reading component as well as a post-teaching literacy center activity idea, both are optional but very much enhance the learning of the students by making this a multidisciplinary lesson.
This is part 4 of a full unit plan on Birds and Their Habitats, but can be used and adapted as needed to fit whatever unit you need it for. Enjoy!