Why Lesson Planet?
What is the earth's surface composed of? Use this graphic organizer to introduce this concept through four simple terms: crust, coast, ocean floor, and mid-ocean. Learners describe the different features briefly as they read the corresponding text (not included- intended for use with the Houghton Mifflin science text). Consider jigsawing this to make it a whole-class learning experience, having groups study one feature and write their findings on a displayed class template.