Learning about Leaves
To introduce the plant unit to the students I will have them watch this brain break video on parts of the plant, it is a fun informative video to catch their attention and start out my lesson.
Introduction: Clarify aims and establish set.
Start by reading The Fall of Freddie the Leaf by Leo Buscaglia.
Today we will be measuring leaves and comparing their structures
Last time we talked about plants leaves and roots
Everyone brought 4 leaves in today that we will compare and contrast
2 Direct Instruction
Using a Smart Board discuss the presentation on plants.
1. Introduce the categories of leaves.
2. Go over the different types of leaves that the students may have brought in.
3. Do the leaf interaction matching on the smart board
3 Guided Practice
Review the leaf types and model examples of how to determine what type of leaf they brought in.
Check to make sure students comprehend the leaf types and allow them to use parteners if neccessary.
4 Independent Practice
Before the students use this app have them determine what type of leaf they brough in. Go over the graphic organizer and them allow them to use the app Plants HD to create plants and watch them grow.
To wrap up my lesson I will go back over the different types of leaves and what they created in the plant app. I will discuss what types of leaves they may have noticed in the app. I will assess their graphic organizer based what they put into the assignment, where they able to identify their leaf? Did they draw their leaf and discuss characteristics of it?