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Transportation in the Community
By – Rachel Fayard
The student will discuss and identify modes of transportation in the community and others found through out the world.
Book: “This is the Way We Go to School” identifying different types of transportation.
Air, water, and land transportation pieces with Velcro
Sheets of paper with picture of bus, car, or van
- The teacher will ask “Does anyone know what the word transportation means?” and “Do you know any types of transportation?” and “How do you get to school each day?”
- The teacher will go over the meaning with the class and introduce the book.
- Read the book aloud to the class and stop periodically to ask questions such as, “Do you see any differences in the way these children go to school?”
- After reading the book, the teacher will have children identify the different forms of land, water, and air transportation. Next, the teacher will ask them to come up with other modes of transportation the book didn’t mention. The teacher will then show them the pictures the kinds of transportation.
- The students will be asked to place these modes of transportation on the felt board under each category: water, air, and land.
- The teacher will discuss the modes and have the students explain their reasons for placing it in the particular category.
- The teacher will ask the students to compare and contrast the different modes of transportation.
- The students will be asked to go back to their seats and will be given either a bus, car, or van. They will color the one that they travel to school in each day. The teacher will make a graph in order to visually display the results.
- The teacher will listen to the students’ answers during the story for comprehension.
- The teacher will observe the students as they place different modes of transportation on the felt board.
- The teacher will observe the students’ ability to visually display the mode of transportation they use to get to school each morning.
- Did the students seem to enjoy this activity?
- What will I do differently?
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