For a great webquest of information to get you started created by Mrs. Gebauer check out her resources here.
Unit vocabulary visual dictionary, photocopy back-to-back with forest layers - each student or family will have a copy of the unit vocabulary.
For back of visual dictionary.
Rainforest word strips. In this document you will find word strips in colour, word strips with the images printed separately for matching and a set of black and white word strips.
Word strips with images printed separately for matching.
ou - rouge
an en - orange
au - jaune
eu - bleu
oi - noir
in - gris
on - vert
ch - violet
ai - rose (comme dans j'aime)
Rainforest find and colour, maybe for when work is finished? To send home?
Les rayures du serpent book. Students colour the patterns and print the sentence, patterns can be ABA, ABBA. One page asks students to make their own pattern (any type) and add the colour words to the sentence. This was originally posted by Mme Astrom, I've made some changes, merci Madame.
detailed directions are here)! These were fun to make, especially because students already know the song "Petit poisson".
We would sing the song with our piranhas closed and then open them up and yell "Ahhh, piranha!!"
An english version of the rhyme Five Little Monkeys.
See an example on the Teacher Bits and Bobs blog here. For my group, being correct about which layer an animal spends most of their time in was less important than discussing and explaining choices. When the rainforest floods piranhas may find themselves up in the canopy rather than on the forest floor.
A short animated english video about a trip to the rainforest.
Two minute video narrated in English explaining the 4 layers of the rainforest.
26 minutes of rainforest sounds (no relaxation music!)