Lesson Plan Urban, Suburban, or Rural Need extra help for EL students? Try the Urban, Suburban, and Rural Places pre-lesson. Learning Objectives
Students will identify and categorize the characteristics of rural, urban, and suburban communities
Introduction (15 minutes)
Begin your lesson by introducing the vocabulary words and discussing the definition of each term. Display pictures of each type of community.
Students’ background knowledge will impact their understanding of the terms. Start your introduction of the terms by selecting the term that identifies the type of community they live in.
After discussing the first term, continue discussing each vocabulary word as a whole group.
Ask for student input for each vocabulary word. All definitions should include the information that helps identify the community and explains where people work, live, and play within that community.
Check for understanding after all the vocabulary words have been reviewed and discussed.
Beginning: Have ELs turn to a partner to repeat the definition of community, either in English or their home language (L1). If needed, provide the sentence stem: "A community is __________."
Intermediate: Have ELs turn to a partner to repeat the definition of community. Download to read more