Our Forest Types and More lesson plan teaches students the basics of forests, their uses, and types. During this lesson, students are asked to work collaboratively, in groups, to research a specific forest and create a presentation about it which includes specific facts and information about the forest; students can use their creativity to decide what kind of presentation they want to do (powerpoint, poster, skit, etc.) and then must present it to the class, strengthening their public speaking and presentation skills and broadening their knowledge about forests. Students are also asked to match terms to their definitions, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson vocabulary.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define forest, identify the main types of forests including characteristics of each, and list uses of forests.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.4