Sights and Sounds of the Rain Forest
Activity: The class reads a journal describing
life in the rain forest, with its many sights and
sounds. Students identify descriptive words
in the journal and create their own rain forest
poems or journals.
- Share a printout of the Journey Through
the Rain Forest site with your class.
Ask students to read the journal about
the photographers experience in the rain
forest, underlining descriptive phrases.
(With younger children, you may want
to read the journal as a class or in small
groups, then have them write down
- As a class, review the words and phrases
they noticed and write them on the board.
How does the author use the different
senses, such as sight, hearing, and smell,
to describe the rain forest? Identify the
different words you listed on the board.
Label them as nouns, verbs, adjectives,
or adverbs. What new things have you
learned about the rain forest?
- After the discussion, have students write
their own poem or journal about the rain
forest using some of the descriptive words
they identified. Post the poems near your
class rain forest bulletin board.
A Journey Through the Rain Forest