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Animal Adaptations

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Tracey Johnston

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Transcript of Animal Adaptations

Lesson I do, We do, You do This lesson starts
with a "big book" Power Point presentation about animal adaptations. Parts of the text repeat to help
solidify the concept of the lesson. National Geographic Kids http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/animals/creaturefeature/ I DO We Do Listening and Notetaking Students will watch a short video about animal adaptations to practice listening skills. 3rd Grade Lesson
by Tracey Johnston Animal Adaptations Hence, an important thing about animals is they have adapted to survive in their environment, or habitat.
(Say it with me!)
A-D-A-P-T, adapt! Hence, an important thing about animals is they have adapted to survive in their environment, or habitat.
(Say it with me!)
A-D-A-P-T, adapt! A-D-A-P-T, adapt! Animal Adaptations Plants and animals have adaptations in their structures
or behavior that may improve their chance for survival. Many animals have unique structures to help them reproduce themselves in their environment.
Snails for example, lay eggs that hatch into tadpoles.
Snakes are interesting because some species lay eggs that hatch into tiny snakes whereas other species of snake are born alive, like people. Plants and animals have adaptations in their structures
or behavior that may improve their chance for survival. Animals have developed body parts or structures to survive in their environment.
Snails, frogs, and snakes have unique anatomical structures to survive.
For example, snails have a belly foot to glide along. Frogs have webbed feet to swim fast. Snakes are carnivores—they eat other animals. They have specialized tongues to sense their prey. Context
This is a 3rd grade pull out ESL class in a public elementary school. There are three girls, all Hispanic, and two boys, one Hispanic and one Korean. They are all intermediate to advanced level of fluency. Prior to this lesson plan, students have been introduced to and taught the vocabulary like adaptation, reproduce, environment, etc. that you will see in the story (Power Point). Objectives:
SWBAT define what an adaptation is.
SWBAT identify adaptations in animals.
SWBAT listen and for information and
take notes with guidance. Students will sit in
a group on the carpet. Students will receive a clipboard and also a worksheet
to follow along as the lesson is taught. Teacher demonstrates a completed example Teacher and students
complete example together You Do Students complete an example with teacher supervision Students are then dismissed to laptops to
complete the worksheet on their own using
National Geographic Kids website. Teacher will pause after each animal to
discuss what students heard. Sheet for Notetaking

Camel
1.
2.

Giraffe
1.
2.

Penguin
1.
2. Pause and ask students what adaptations they heard. Write what students say. Ask students for one adaptation as a group and to write one on their own. Ask students to write two adaptations on their own. Assessment Short Quiz 1.What does an adaptation do?
2.What is an adaptation of a penguin?
3.What is an adaptation of a red-eyed tree frog?
4.How does having a long neck help a giraffe?
5.What keeps a cactus from being eaten?
Thank You! I hope you enjoyed this lesson.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Exit Task Informal Assessment Tell the teacher an adaptation of any
animal you learned about and how the
adaptation helps that animal.
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