Our Identifying Plants and Animals lesson plan teaches students how to identify specific characteristics of different kinds of plants and animals. During this lesson, students are asked to work collaboratively with a partner to research both a plant and an animal assigned to them by their teachers, fill out a chart of specific information, and then present the information to the class, sharpening their public speaking skills. Students are also asked to match terms with their definitions, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson vocabulary.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify the differences between plants and animals, list characteristics of all living things, and compare/contrast plants and animals.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.9, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.9