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- Colleen M., Special Education Teacher
- Virginia Beach, VA
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Does it actually exist? Consider the sighting of a giant squid, much like the one that appears in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Middle and high schoolers read the article One Legend Found, Many Still to Go, and research other mysterious creatures. What if these animals actually exist today? Spark an interesting discussion with your researchers.
Students explore language arts by analyzing a children's book in class. For this vocabulary lesson, students read the book Slowly, Slowly, Slowly... by Eric Carle. Students identify the characters, setting and plot of the story before completing a word scramble puzzle with vocabulary from the book.
Students create and write about an imaginary creature with a mixture of traits from two different animals. In this paragraph lesson, students hear an example story and are asked to model it in their writing. After listening to the book Dogzilla by Dave Pilkey, the teacher leads a discussion about the origin and type of traits possessed by the main character. Small groups review authentic models of stories written about "combined" creatures. After discussing ideas within t
What kind of crazy science experiment could create the title character from Dav Pilkey's Dogzilla? After reading the book, have your budding scientist/writers scheme up an idea that would cause another interesting creature. They can write an original story about their new creation using a Six Trait writing activity (which focuses on organization and idea development). A lesson extension allows you to take the activity even further.