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What's happening in deserts? Find out about plant and animal life in the world's arid regions. Write and design desert scenes that are filled with drama!
Areas having annual rainfalls of 10 inches (25 cm) or less are considered to be deserts. Students identify deserts on a world map. Which continents and islands are largely desert? Which have few desert areas? Why? Read a variety of books about deserts. Find out what animals and vegetation have adapted to survive in arid desert regions. Enjoy folklore about deserts and desert animals.
Students write a report or dramatic story about the desert with Crayola® Colored Pencils on lined paper. Include details from books they read. Review sections to recall information. Revise and edit the writing. Write the final report or story, changing colors to emphasize details.
Fold a large piece of construction paper in half. Attach the writing to one half of the paper with a Crayola Glue Stick. Design a desert scene on the other half. Use Crayola Washable Markers to draw large areas of sand and sky. Add objects such as cacti and the sun. Fill in large areas with marker color.
Add details to the drawings with colored pencils. Include animals, people, and plants mentioned in the writing. Add rays to the sun, needles to a cactus, and shade in sand areas. Draw desert-theme borders around the writing.
People around the world give thanks for their food. Celebrate a harvest of pineapples, pumpkins, or pomegranates-and sho
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