Students in the 2nd and 3rd grade class read a book entitled “All About African Elephants.” After reading the text the class began working on a Concept Map. They worked with a partner to find details about the topic of the book.

The students found there were many interesting details about the African Elephants. As they explored the information with their partner they decided on the details they found most interesting and recorded them on their Concept Map. 

Finally, they drew a picture of the African Elephant and labeled the various parts of the elephant. Their enthusiasm over the work they were doing was evident as they discussed which details they found most interesting.