Reflection: Lesson Planning Charting the Woodland Habitat - Section 2: Creating The Chart


I purposely chose to have students create the charts, rather than giving them the paper already marked with lines. My reason for this was to encourage students to listen, follow directions and use math in a meaningful way. If I had marked the papers and students only had to fill in the words, they would not have needed to use measurement. There would have been much less direction following as well. 

It is important to integrate one subject into another so students don't think that learning is all isolated bits of information. In addition, my students needed to work on following directions and this lesson made that very necessary.

  Following Directions
  Lesson Planning: Following Directions
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Charting the Woodland Habitat

Unit 5: Where Does It Live?
Lesson 8 of 17

Objective: SWBAT explain what they know about the woodland habitat using a chart format

Big Idea: The chart will allow students to compare habitats and the diversity of life in each as they continue on to explore other habitats

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Science, forest, ecosystem, charts, synthesis, survival, rainforest, habitats
  50 minutes
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