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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


Calendar Activities


Strategy Guides



Grades   1 – 5  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 11

Jane Yolen was born in 1939.

Students read one of Jane Yolen's books, retell the story in the form of a puppet show, research animals in the book, and document their findings with the Animal Study interactive tool.


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Grades   6 – 12  |  Printout  |  Writing Starter

Power Notes

This printout teaches students a method for organizing their thoughts that involves assigning "powers" to different ideas. This outlining technique helps students differentiate between main ideas and supporting details.


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Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Power Notes

The strategy examined in this Strategy Guide teaches students an outlining technique to help them differentiate between main ideas and details in their reading and writing.


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