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Teaching Science Through Picture Books: A Rainforest Lesson

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Teaching Science Through Picture Books: A Rainforest Lesson

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Susan McElveen

Palm Harbor, Florida


International Literacy Association


Materials and Technology




  • One copy of Welcome to the Green House by Jane Yolen (The Putnam and Grosset Group, 1997) for every group of 4 students

  • One sheet of chart paper for every group of 4 students; 3 sheets of chart paper for the teacher

  • Cassette tape of rainforest sound effects

  • Crayons and pencils

  • Markers to write on chart paper

  • Wall map or globe

  • Writing and drawing paper

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