Lesson Plan

Urban, Suburban, and Rural Places

Your ELs will analyze CLOZE sentences to understand community vocabulary. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to be used prior to the Urban, Suburban, or Rural lesson.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Urban, Suburban, or Rural lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Urban, Suburban, or Rural lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic
  • Students will identify and categorize the characteristics of rural, urban, and suburban communities.
Language
  • Students will be able to use new vocabulary words to talk about communities.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
Three Types of CommunitiesComparing CommunitiesGraphic Organizer Template: Frayer ModelVocabulary Cards: Urban, Suburban, and Rural PlacesGlossary: Urban, Suburban, and Rural PlacesTeach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives Reference
  • Project the Frayer Model for community.
  • Model completing the Frayer Model with volunteer input. Ask students to orally repeat the definition and/or provide examples.
  • Tell students they will be completing sentences to help them understand how to describe different communities.