Continents: Understanding the World

Lesson 5


Describe two to three different things you can see on the continent of South America.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Explore South America by Bobbie Kalman  — Pages 6-7, 10-19

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Target Task


Discussion & Writing Prompt

What are some things you might see in South America? Give two to three specific examples.

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Key Questions


  • Name some of the countries in South America.

  • What is the climate like in South America?

  • What landforms would we see in South America? Name two specific types.

  • What types of water could you see in South America?

  • What is a tropical rain forest? What will you find in the Amazon rain forest?

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Common Core Standards

  • L.1.6 — Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships (e.g., because).

  • RI.1.1 — Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

  • RI.1.5 — Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.

  • RI.1.7 — Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.

  • SL.1.2 — Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.