Lesson Plan

My Forest or the Rainforest?

The differences between tropical and temperate rainforests range from animals and flowers to climate and landscapes. Kindergarteners compare and contrast characteristics of their local forest to a tropical rainforest.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Although the resource is intended for kindergarten, it is adaptable to other grades as well
Classroom Considerations
  • The first lesson in a series of four on the exploration of the Colombian rainforests
  • Lesson requires items such as poster board, example pictures, and velcro
  • The Umbrella by Jan Brett is a necessary reading
  • The 6-page packet includes lesson procedures, materials list, challenge activities, and a rubric
  • Common Core designed
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