RAIN FORESTS

read "All About Rainforests" ... Zoom Rainforests from Enchanted Learning
(strata, animals, location, rainfall, temperature, soil, importance of, people)

print-out quizzes to introduce students to research on the internet ... using Zoom Rainforests from Enchanted Learning

BOOKS...
The Umbrella ... by Jan Brett (click here for more on the author)
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Carlos walks into the cloud forest with his green umbrella, where the only sound is the steady, drip, drip, drip of drops falling from the trees. Carlos is sure that he will see lots of animals--perhaps a toucan, a kinkajou, a tapir, maybe a monkey, and if he is lucky, the exotic quetzal bird. He leaves his umbrella at the foot of a giant fig tree and climbs up for a better look. Perhaps Carlos should have stayed below, where, first a mischievous tree frog hops into the umbrella, followed by one animal after another, each one larger than the last!
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Read Jan Brett's letter, "All About The Umbrella"...describing what she saw when she visited the Monteverde cloud forest in Costa Rica.

SONGS....
The Umbrella Bird Song ... YouTube

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The Umbrella Bird Song--**ESL KARAOKE** ... learn English through songs (YouTube)


SOUNDS OF THE RAINFOREST...
Amazon Rainforest...sights & sounds...YouTube


RAINFOREST ANIMALS
Rainforest Animals ... YouTube

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Amazin' Amazon Mystery Animals ... One World Classrooms--Classroom Travel Resources
"...In this adventure, imagine you are walking through the dank, dark depths of the Amazon rain forest. Wild and mysterious animals lurk all about in the confounding camouflage--of poetry! Your job: read the poems and identify the animals. When you do, click forward to see color photos of the amazing creatures...." ....21 different Amazon animals
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CLASSROOM RAINFOREST TOUR... 3rd grade students from Mr. Salsich's class (http://jmsalsich.edublogs.org/)

Parts 1 & 2:
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Part 1--forest floor
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Part 2--understory
forest floor layer
trees with buttress roots
leaf cutter ants
tarantulas
understory
blue morpho butterfly
spider monkeys

Part 3: canopy
canopy layer
bromeliads
poison dart frogs
iguanas
toucans
sloths
howler monkeys
red-eyed tree frogs

Parts 4 & 5
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Part 4--emergent layer
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Part 5--night
trees with small leaves
harpy eagles
nocturnal animals
jaguars
kinkajou
fruit bats
emerald tree boa

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POEMS...
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