Title: Characteristics of Caribbean
Materials: prediction guides, graph of the
prediction guide on the board, globe, flat map of the Carribean
- Students and groups of students will decide
and record their stand on possible predictions of characteristics
of Caribbean islands on a prediction guide. After the reading of
the story, Isla, individual students will record the
correct true or false answer.
- Show students where the Carribean Islands are
located on the globe. Point out where the equator is related to
the location of the islands. Also show a flat map of the islands.
Point out the ocean and continents that are by the
- Instruct students to think about what the
characteristics of Carribean Islands must be.
- Pass out a prediction guide (see
Appendix) and instruct students to put
a plus or minus next to each statement to indicate their
predictions of what life must be like on a Caribbean island. (A
plus shows they agree, while a minus indicates
- Place students in small groups and instruct
them to come to a group consensus on each of the
- The groups will indicate their predictions by
a plus or minus in the second column of the prediction
- Have each group choose a leader to write their
answers on a graph previously placed on the board to represent the
- Discuss the results from the groups and point
out what aspects on which the class agrees and disagrees the
- Instruct students to look for answers to the
statements as the book, Isla, is read.
- Read the book, Isla.
- Give students individual time to fill in the
correct answers on the prediction guide.
- Collect prediction guides.
Evaluation: Check off each student for
completion of all questions for each of the areas of individual
guess, group guess, and correct answer on the prediciton