Lesson Plan

Biomes: Comparing and Contrasting

This lesson combines an introduction to biomes with some fun Venn diagram exercises. Not only will students learn more about nature, they'll also learn how to make comparisons between different things in nature.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to make comparisons using a Venn Diagram.


(15 minutes)
Freshwater Biomes and Saltwater Biomes
  • Hand out a sticky note to each student.
  • Ask students to think about times when they've read informational texts. Have them share their experiences, and write some examples on the board.
  • Ask students to think about why informational text is important. Have them share their thoughts, and write some examples on their board.
  • Ask students to think about the skills we use when reading informational text. Direct students to write down one skill on their sticky note and pass it forward.
  • Using the sticky notes, create a small wall of skills on the board.

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Informational Text 3

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fourth grade
Subject Reading & Writing