Lesson Plan

Rocks and Minerals

Identify Types of Rocks
Jesse A.
Classroom teacher
Bethel Memorial Elementary School
Bethel Park, PA
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My Grades 3
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

Students will be able to correctly sort rocks into the three types: igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic.

NOTES: This lesson should take about three days to complete.

Grades 3
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1 Hook

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2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Reading
  • Read and discuss pages ____ in the Big Book version of "Remarkable Rocks".
Student Instructions
  • Students will read along on pages _____ in their individual copy of "Remarkable Rocks."