Lesson Plan

Ocean

Students will learn about the ocean.
Samantha T.
Classroom teacher
Immaculate Conception
Chicago, IL
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My Grades Pre-K
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
Objectives

Students will be able to identify things that are living in the ocean. 

Subjects
English Language Arts
Science
Grades Pre-K - K
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1 Hook

We will begin the lesson by discussing what the students already know about the ocean.  We will do a KWL chart on the board.  The students will discuss what they want to know and what they hope to learn about the ocean.  We will then watch a video on BrainPOP Jr. about the life ocean. We will show the cards of the different ocean zones  and discuss the various animals we might find in the different ocean zones. 

2 DIRECT INSTRUCTION

Activity: Reading

We will first review what we have learned on the previous days about oceans.  We will add to and review our KWL chart. Next we will read Wish For A Fish. After reading the story we will add any new facts to our KWL chart. 

3 GUIDED PRACTICE

We will first review what we have learned on the previous days about oceans.  We will add to and review our KWL chart. Next we will the ocean zone video. After the video we will show pictures of different animals and children have to tell what zone they live in. 

4 INDEPENDENT PRACTICE -Science Center

Students will use the QR reader to scan QR codes of different ocean zone videos. Students will then explore ocean zone cards and plastic ocean animals and match the different zones they live in.  

5 INDEPENDENT PRACTICE -Journal

Activity: Drawing

Teachers will instruct students to draw their favorite animal in the ocean. Next they will tell their teacher what ocean zone that animal lives in. 

6 WRAP-UP

Teacher will go over how to narrate something on My Story Book Creator - use a slow voice, speak clearly, and what to say. Teacher will upload the student's pictures to My Story Book Creator, and individually each student will record their favorite ocean animal and what ocean zone it lives in.