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Activity Overview


Using visual vocabulary boards helps students retain information and allow them to show what they know in a creative manner. For this activity, students will create a spider map that defines and illustrates 3-5 types of bodies of water. Their finished product should have an illustration that accompanies each definition.


Types of Bodies of Water

 
Body of WaterDefinition
BayA broad inlet of the sea where the land curves inward
Gulf A deep inlet of the sea almost surrounded by land, with a narrow mouth
LakeA large inland body of standing water
Ocean The whole body of saltwater that covers nearly three fourths of the surface of the earth
PondA body of water that is usually smaller than a lake
River A large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another such stream
SeaThe expanse of salt water that covers most of the earth's surface and surrounds its landmasses
Strait A narrow passage of water connecting two seas or two other large areas of water
StreamA small, narrow river
Waterfall A fall of water usually from a great height

Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a 3-5 cell spider map that defines and illustrates different bodies of water.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In the title boxes, identify the bodies of water you have chosen.
  3. In the description boxes, write the definition of the bodies of water.
  4. Create an illustration for each landform using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  5. Save and submit storyboard.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 3-4

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual or Partner

Type of Activity: Visual Vocabulary Boards

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RI/3/4] Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
  • [ELA-Literacy/RI/4/4] Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
  • [ELA-Literacy/RI/5/4] Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.

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