How to Take Care of Our Oceans Staff
Lesson Plan Team

This lesson is designed to teach students how and why it is important to take care of our ocean environments.

Grade Level: Kindergarten

Subject: English/Language Arts

Length of Time: About 45 Minutes

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Objectives & Outcomes

Students will be able to value natural environments and the learn the importance of taking care of our communities, specifically the ocean.


Opening to Lesson

I will ask the students to think of the animals learned in previous lesson and ask them where the animals live.  We will then discuss if the animals would like garbage in their homes.  I will then read the poem The Sea's in a Slump.

Body of Lesson

Direct Teaching

After coming to the conclusion that it is important to take care of the ocean, I will then ask the students to brainstorm ways we can take care of the ocean.  If they are having trouble thinking of ideas I will guide them towards some others, but focusing mainly on pollution.

Independent Practice

After we have a list, I will tell the students that we are going to make a how-to book about caring for the ocean.  I will then tell the students to pick one of the ways and have them draw and color a picture illustrating it.  I will then ask the students to write, as best as they can, what their picture is illustrating underneath it.

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Assessment & Evaluation

Through guided questions, close monitoring and informal observation; the teacher will be able to assess student’s ability and understanding of the subject being introduced. Through individually assessing during independent practice and reviewing during guided practice the teacher will be able to evaluate students. Also, be sure to keep an eye out for anyone who is misusing the magnifying glasses.

Modification & Differentiation

Students may work in groups or individually in order to complete their assignments. In order to accommodate for all students, allow extra time to review for lower students and extra worksheets to occupy the time of advanced students.

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