Bodies Of Water
Students will be able to identify the major bodies of water and describe examples of the major bodies of water.
Introduction (10 minutes)
- Write the following words on the board: "ocean," "gulf," "bay," "inlet," "river," and "lakes."
- Ask your students if they know what those words mean.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (30 minutes)
- Go over the Bodies Of Water slideshow presentation with your students.
- Explain each slide with examples.
Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (50 minutes)
- Ask your students to create a Bodies Of Water book using white paper.
- Tell your students to use the slides to get information.
- Tell your students that the book should be seven pages. There should be a page for each type of body of water and a title page.
- Each page about a body of water should contain a description of the body of water as well as a 3D picture of the body of water that sticks out.
- The pictures should be created using construction paper.
Independent Working Time (20 minutes)
- Ask your students to create a flow chart for each body of water.
- Tell your students that the top rectangle should name the body of water.
- Tell your students that there should be four rectangles connected to each top rectangle. The bottom rectangles should contain examples for each body of water.
- Tell your students to use the slides, maps, or their textbook to find names of various rivers, oceans, bays, gulfs, inlets, and lakes.
- Enrichment: Ask your students to create a poster about any body of water. Their poster should have the title, examples, and pictures of at least four examples along with three facts about each example.
- Support: Get a world map. Point to the various rivers, lakes, oceans, inlets, gulfs, and bays. Show your students the area covered by each.
Assessment (20 minutes)
- Have your students complete the Bodies of Water worksheet.
Review and Closing (10 minutes)
- Go around the class and ask your students to state a fact about any body of water.