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Ocean Zones: 4th Grade Lesson Plan

Module by: Gabe Friley. E-mail the author

Summary: Students will say, read, spell, draw and know the three ocean zones, their depth ranges, and some creatures that live in each zone. Each student will write a short paragraph about each ocean zone for independent practice.

Gabriel C. Friley

" Ocean Zones: A 4th Grade Lesson"

MATERIALS: Powepoints, Web Page, "Ocean Zone" Rhyme, White Board, Dry Erase Pens, Illustration Worksheet, Chant and Paragraph Worksheet, Crayons

OBJECTIVE: Students will say, read, spell, draw and know the three ocean zones, their depth ranges, and some creatures that live in each zone. Each student will write a short paragraph about each ocean zone for independent practice.

GUIDED PRACTICE:

A. Students will be asked what they already know about the ocean (two volunteers and then sharing with neighbor).

B. Students will say and do the "Ocean Zone Rhyme" with teacher.

C. Students will read The Ocean Zone website article with teacher.

D. Students will label each zone and it's depth as each website article section is read. Zone labels and depths will be centered in each appropriate region in big, legible print.

E. Students will observe teaher making word-form notes for living creatures in each appopriate zone on the white board in and sea creature will be drawn near the end.

F. Students will color in the rest of the zones with light crayon (yellow, blue, purple & black).

G. Students will be asked to describe each zone to their neighbor (name, depth, creatures).

INDEPENDENT PRACTICE:

A. Students will write a five-sentence paragraph describing each zone, which will include the appropriate zone name, depth, and sea creatures found in each zone.

B. Students can add to their drawing by using other books at home, school, the library, etc.

CLOSURE ACTIVITY:

A. Students will stand up and do the "Ocean Zone Rhyme" together with

teacher.

B. Students will be asked to tell one thing they have learned (two volunteers and sharing with neighbors).

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