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Monday, December 10, 2012

Food Chain


Lesson 1

Content Objective:
Students will build background knowledge about the food chain after watching a video and listening to a book about it.

 
Language Objectives:
Ss will respond orally to questions after watching a video clip about food chain.
(Listening & Speaking)

Ss will complete a graphic organizer to illustrate an example of the food chain.
(Visual literacy)

 
Materials
Pictures cards: horse, giraffe, elephant, zebra, rabbit, cow/ eagle, lion, bear, leopard, tiger/ dog, turkey, pig
Venn diagram
Discovery Channel:: What is Food Chain?
Non-fiction book, “The Food Chain,”  (from readinga-z.com)
Graphic Organizer, Animal pictures (plant, grasshopper, frog, fish, bear) 
scissors, glue, marker and color pencils


Warm-up
ü Ss will look at the pictures of animals on a pocket chart and classify the name of animals to each category: Plant Eater (herbivore), Meat Eater (carnivore), and both (omnivore).
   Use Venn Diagram to talk about ‘meat eater’ vs ‘plant eater’







Guided Practice

ü Use realia to show Ss that a chain is made of links.
ü Introduce term “food chain” by watching a video clip (discovery channel: What is Food Chain?).
video

ü T distributes copies of book The Food Chain.
   Ss will read through and discuss pictures and ideas on each page.



Independent Practice
ü Ss will be given a graphic organizer and animal pictures.
   Ss will color and glue the pictures on a graphic organizer of the food chain sequence.

ü  Ss will orally explain their food chains to the teacher.
 
video
 

 
Lesson 2
Content Objective:
Students will build background knowledge about the food chain after watching a video and listening to a book about it.
 
Language Objectives:
Ss will write sentences to recall the sequence of events from a non-fiction book. (Writing)

Materials:
Blank sentence strips, sentence frame

Guided Practice
ü  Students will be given five blank sentence strips.
ü  Ss will write sentences to show the relationship between a producer and a consumer.
ü  Ss will be guided to write five sentences in sequential order.
   The first sentence will be given and Ss will copy or write: The plant grows.
ü  The sentence frame will be provided: The_________ eats the __________.
 

Independent Practice
ü  Ss will write four more sentences to describe the picture of the food chain shown in their graphic organizers.
ü Ss will read each sentence to sequence all sentence strips in sequential order.














 

ü  If time allows, Ss will play food chain games online.

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/games/foodchaingame.htm

Food Chain Graphic Organizer Food Chain Pics

16 comments:

  1. Your lessons keep getting better with each post! This is an excellent and comprehensive lesson that I'll gladly use with my team.

    Thank you for your help!

    Edwin McCulley

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  2. Oh, Ed~! It's my pleasure to hear that you can share this lesson with your coworkers at your school, which keeps me working hard.

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  3. what a great lesson! thanks so much for sharing

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    1. You are very welcome, Lauren! Kids really loved the lesson.

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  4. Your lesson is pretty comprehensible and easily accessible to kids.
    The approach for learning food chain was stp by step. Amazing!!!

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    1. Thanks. Hope you could use it with your students. Let me know if you have any further questions about the lesson or material.

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  5. Thanks for sharing. It is a concrete lesson for the children and has writing, reading and speaking throughout the lesson. Love the graphic organizers.

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    1. Thanks, Megan. Yes, I always try to include all 4 skills (L/S/R/W) in the lesson. I'm glad to hear that you like my graphic organizer.

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  6. Wow, it's a great blog. I downloaded many worksheets that you've created. Thank you so much for letting me use them for free.

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  7. do you need a scrib account to print these sheets

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    1. Im a photo researcher and is interested in one of the photos in this blog. Can you kindly advise whether you are the copy right holder and also what is your permission policy? You can email me on: elaine@iopublishing.co.za
      Thank you

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