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Tropical Ecology Language Arts & Writing

These lessons are included in our Tropical Ecology Unit Study.

Discover language arts and writing through the lens of tropical ecology in this in-depth, engaging Language Arts and Writing guide by Amber of So Simple a Beginning. This study includes four Language Arts modules and four Writing modules:

Language Arts Module 1: Palm Tree

  • Read and evaluate poem "Palm Tree" by Rabindranath Tagore
  • Expand your tropical ecology vocabulary and identify new words
  • Palm tree coloring page
  • DIY paper palm tree
  • Practice narration through summarizing poem in your own words
  • Writing Practice

Language Arts Module 2: Pronouns

  • Learn about pronouns with a helpful chart
  • Practice pronouns with flashcards
  • DIY pronoun palm trees
  • Play the Proper Pronouns game

Language Arts Module 3: Language and Environment

  • Become a little linguistic and learn about what language has to do with environment
  • Print out and evaluate language & environment flash cards
  • Learn about vowels and consonants
  • Learn about the Hawaiian language
  • Tropical Hibiscus flower coloring page

Language Arts Module 4: Oral Storytelling

  • Explore the art of oral storytelling
  • Watch dramatic storytelling "Adventures of Kane'apua" delivered by a traditional Hawaiian storyteller
  • Draw a picture to describe what happened in the story
  • Practice summarization
  • Learn oral storytelling tips
  • Create your own story outline
  • Practice oral story telling
  • Have a performance and tell your story

Writing Module 1: Plan

  • Choose a tropical ecology related topic to write about (suggestions given)
  • Come up with questions about chosen topic

Writing Module 2: Research

  • Research the answers to your questions
  • Gather materials
  • Compose research notes
  • Learn how to craft a thesis statement
  • Build an argument
  • Create an outline

Writing Module 3: Write

  • Write your first draft
  • Get your thoughts down on paper
  • Refer to included Research Paper Structure Guide for help

Writing Module 4: Revise

  • Reread and edit your essay
  • Use included checklist as a guide to your revisions
  • Proofread essay for any errors
  • Write final draft

These lessons may be completed over the course of one month with one module per week, or more quickly or slowly depending on personal preference. This is a digital download and the files will be delivered via email upon purchase. Enjoy your exploration of language and writing through Tropical Ecology!

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