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A science reading lesson on the rainforest.
 

THE RAINFOREST

A science lesson on understanding the rainforest. This lesson explains what the rainforest is, where it is located, the people who live in the rainforest, the animals and plants that are found there, and why the rainforest is important to every person in the world. Includes printable teaching reading comprehension lesson worksheets.

Suggested Grades:

3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade - 6th Grade

 

Objective:
By completing this lesson, students will learn about the rainforest, and in the process demonstrate their reading comprehension skills, including reading strategies, inference, literal meaning, and critical analysis.

 

  

 
 
 

 

TROPICAL RAINFOREST LESSON

 

Directions:

Print the The Rainforest reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).

 

Students should read the passage silently, then answer the questions.  Teachers may also use the text as part of a classroom lesson plan.

 

Lesson Excerpt

Do you know what a rain forest is? If you guessed it is a forest that gets lots of rain you are right! There are not very many rain forests in the world. In fact, only 6% of the world is rain forest land.

A rain forest can be compared to a tall jungle! The weather is hot, humid, and rainy. Many animals and plants call the rainforest home. They are used to living in a hot, rainy place.

30 million different types of plants and animals live in the rain forest. This includes some of the prettiest plants and flowers in the world. Rainforests are home to more than half of the world's plants and animals.

Rainforests make many things we have in our homes. You eat foods that come from rainforests. You also take medicine that is made with ingredients from plants. These plants are often found in the rainforests.

These are all products that are made from things that are found in rainforests:

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LESSON PRINTABLES

The Rainforest Worksheet

Print this science worksheet for this lesson.

 Includes reading passage, questions, and answer sheet.

 

 

 

 

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