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Provide background knowledge for your ELD learners with this pre-reading activity. Using the provided link on your SMARTboard, show them a short video on the Florida everglades. Once they watch the video, they create a map of definitions and work on different ways to use new vocabulary. The lesson develops skills with context clues, as well as reading comprehension for the book Everglades by Wendell Minor (not a necessary part of this lesson).
Students are explained that the Florida Everglades are in danger. They explore the characteristics of the Florida Everglades. Students investigate about ways they can help protect the Florida Everglades. They are shown where Florida is on a world map. Students are asked what the Florida Everglades are and if they have ever been there?
Students complete activities to compare, contrast, and draw conclusions for a lesson about the Florida Everglades. In this drawing conclusions lesson, students watch videos about a scientists study of pig frogs that live in the Florida Everglades and complete a note taking worksheet. Students draw conclusions, read independently, and draw conclusions.
Students explore the Everglades ecosystem using the Internet. To develop a picture about conservation of resources in the context of the Everglades. Explore relationships between species and habitats. Develop an idea of how human beings have altered the equilibrium in the Everglades.