https://www.storyboardthat.com/lesson-plans/landforms-and-bodies-of-water/landform-vocabulary

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 landforms. Their finished product should have an illustration that accompanies each definition.


Types of Landforms

LandformDefinition
CanyonA deep narrow valley with steep sides and often with a stream flowing through it
Cape A point of land that extends out into the sea or a lake
DeltaWetland that forms as rivers empty their water and sediment into another body of water
Desert Dry land with few plants and little rainfall
GlacierA large body of ice moving slowly down a slope or valley or spreading outward on a land surface
Island An area of land surrounded by water and smaller than a continent
IsthmusA narrow strip of land connecting two larger land areas
Mountain A large natural elevation of the earth's surface rising abruptly from the surrounding level; a large steep hill
PeninsulaA piece of land nearly surrounded by water or sticking out into the water
Plain A broad area of level or rolling treeless country
PlateauA broad, flat area of high land
Hill Rounded height of land lower than a mountain
Rainforest An often tropical woodland with a high annual rainfall and very tall evergreen trees with tops that form a continuous layer
Savannah A grassland (like in eastern Africa or northern South America) containing scattered trees
SwampAn area of land that is permanently saturated or filled with water
Valley An area of lowland between ranges of hills or mountains
VolcanoA vent in the earth's crust from which melted or hot rock and steam come out

Template and Class Instructions

(These instructions are completely customizable. After clicking "Use This Assignment With My Students", update the instructions on the Edit Tab of the assignment.)



Due Date:

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

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In the title boxes, identify the landforms you have chosen.
  3. In the description boxes, write the definition of the landform.
  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.

Rubric

(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)

More Storyboard That Activities

Landforms and Bodies of Water




*(This will start a 2-Week Free Trial - No Credit Card Needed)
https://www.storyboardthat.com/lesson-plans/landforms-and-bodies-of-water/landform-vocabulary
© 2021 - Clever Prototypes, LLC - All rights reserved.