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Rainforest Public Speaking and Writing About Your Favorite Animal 3-Days

Students will read informational text and use a graphic organizer to write facts and design a colorful poster and oral presentation on rain forest animals. Monkeys, snakes, frogs, insects, and birds, choose your favorite.
Judy Harrison M.Ed Art/Poetry/Animals
448 total reviews for this teacher
8 reviews for this class
Completed by 27 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class


Charged upfront
$15 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 3 weeks
45 minutes per class

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will have fun interacting with other animal and rainforest enthusiasts in our online classroom.
Students will learn how to use a graphic organizer to gather facts from informational text and internet resources.  
Students will read for information, ask questions, complete a speaking and listening rubric, give an oral report, and receive immediate feedback from the teacher and their peers.
I've made three trips to the tropical rain forest in Costa Rica.  At one time, I dreamed of moving there to open a school on the beach. I imagined teaching with squawking birds and howling monkeys as the background music in my tropical outdoor classroom. That dream never came true and instead, the high desert of Nevada became my home.  Luckily I had the kindergarten through 4th-grade students in my public school classroom join me in studying this fascinating topic every year.  This was one of my favorite projects of the school year and it was loved by parents and students as well.  Join me! 

**If your student needs accommodations please let me know and we will work together to ensure that they have the best possible class experience.***
Homework: Students will be asked to do some of the work on their poster board independently.  We will do as much as possible during class.  Students will need to practice their oral report by speaking as if they ARE the creature they chose to research.  For example, "I am a howler monkey.  I’m a mammal because I was born alive. I'm an herbivore because my favorite foods are fruit, nuts, leaves, and plants".
Students will need: Poster board 22"x 28" (55 x 71 cm) or cardboard cut to approximate size Markers or Crayons Teacher will provide a graphic organizer ahead of time.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Judy Harrison M.Ed Art/Poetry/Animals
Lives in the United States
Certified Teacher, Ready To Welcome Your Learner
448 total reviews
497 completed classes

About Me

Greetings! Thank you for taking a moment to look at my educator profile. I have been teaching on Outschool since March 2020 and reaching learners in a virtual classroom is my new passion. 

Central Michigan University is where I earned an... 
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