BRING THE ADIRONDACKS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM
|Trees of the Adirondacks
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|Grade: 3rd Grade
Class: Science, English Language Arts
|NYS Content Area Standard:
English Language Arts:
Standard 1: Language for Information and Understanding
|NYS Interdisciplinary Standard:
||Adirondack Curriculum Content Area:
ELA 1: Language for Information & Understanding: Speaking & Writing: present information clearly in a variety of oral and written forms such as summaries, paraphrases, brief reports, stories, posters, and charts
|Keywords: trees, writing|
|Investigative Question or Issue: What kinds of trees grow in the Adirondacks?|
The teacher will want to ensure that students have easy access to the outdoors to collect appropriate leaf samples for both coniferous and deciduous trees. Students should be given this challenge before they go out to collect leaf samples.
Divide into small groups with the help of your teacher. In your group, go on the Nature Trail or into the forest and collect samples of leaves from at least two different types of conifer (coniferous) trees and two different broad leaf (deciduous) trees.
Create a small book that could be displayed in your classroom. Your book should have a title page that includes the name of your book, an attractive ilustration suggesting what your book is about, and the names of the authors.
Inside your book please create a section of pages for each of the different trees from which you collected a leaf. Include the following in each of these sections:
All members of your group should be prepared to discuss the contents of your book and trees if asked questions about them.
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Book contains at least 4 sections each focusing on a different tree found in the Adirondacks; two conifer and two broad leaf
Each section of the book contains a paragraph describing the special characteristics of the tree that is the subject of that section
Each section of the book contains an illustration showing the special characteristics of the tree described in the paragraph
Each section of the book contains an illustration of the leaf from the subject tree
The book has a title page that includes the name of the book, an attractive illustration suggesting what the book is about, and the names of the authors.
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