Students will be able to identify Earth's oceans and distinguishing facts about each one.
Students will be able to integrate information from two different sources in order to write a paragraph about an ocean they would like to explore.
Tell students that they will be diving into learning about Earth's oceans and considering features of a strong paragraph.
Draw a **KWL chart ** (on the board or chart paper,) and remind students that this is a way to organize their learning. We can record what we know (K), what we want to know (W), and what we've learned (L).
Ask students what they already know about oceans. Record this information in the K column. (Tip: Remind students that complete sentences are not needed on the chart. Notes and phrases are fine here, but if they were writing paragraphs these details would require complete sentences.)
Ask students what they want to know about Earth's oceans. Record these questions in the W column.
Ask students where they could find information to these questions. Be sure that maps, globes, books, and reputable websites are mentioned.