Our All About Trees lesson plans contains everything your students could ever need or want to know about trees. The lesson includes information about the two types of trees, deciduous and evergreen, and also defines several other relevant vocabulary words like perennial, annual, dormant and photosynthesis. During this lesson, students are asked to use their creativity and work with a partner to design and build a new kind of tree out of construction paper, first designing it and deciding what makes it unique from other trees; they must label the parts of a tree once it is constructed in order to demonstrate that they understand the different parts of a tree. Students are also asked to identify whether different trees are deciduous or evergreen.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify and define the types and parts of trees, list characteristics of trees, and explain why trees are important for the environment.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.