Crocodile Teacher Resources
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Secrets of the Crocodile Caves
Students watch a program examining the crowned lemur and cave-dwelling crocodile of Madagascar. While they watch, they take notes on prey and predators, the role of the animals in their community and how they are different. To end the lesson, they participate in an experiment in which they analyze a food web from different regions in Madagascar.
5th - 8th Science
Lesson 1: Using Compare and Contrast Key Words
Third graders compare and contrast two things. In this comparing lesson, 3rd graders see vocabulary words used when comparing or contrasting two items. They read the story Alligators and Crocodiles by Trudi Strain Trueit and write a paragraph comparing the two using their new vocabulary.
3rd English Language Arts
Mr. Crocodile's Busy Day
Demonstrate how to read analog and digital clocks to the hour in this time measurement lesson. Read the book What Time is it Mr. Crocodile? and use Mr. Crocodile's schedule to practice telling time. They work in cooperative groups to create a schedule for a fictional airline.
K - 3rd Math CCSS: Designed
Alligator and Crocodile Research
Second graders complete a KWL chart on alligators and crocodiles. They brainstorm questions that they want to answer in their research of alligators and crocodiles. Students read Snap A Book About Alligators and Crocodiles and Zoobooks Alligators and Crocodiles.
2nd English Language Arts
Work on research procedures in this lesson, which prompts writers to collect and evaluate information pooled from a number of sources. They work in teams to collect information about crocodiles from different sources. They compare the information that they collected with that collected by other groups to decide which sources have valid information.
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Building A Rhythm
Pattern recognition can be practiced in so many ways. This animated clip shows several different patterns: a rhythmic pattern, color pattern, movement pattern, and animal pattern. Have your class see if they can find all the patterns once the video has stopped.
1 min Pre-K - K English Language Arts
Crocodile Number Line 1- 10
Allow this toothy, smiling crocodile to teach your youngsters their numbers. Simply cut out each strip, glue them together in a line, and fold along the dotted lines to create a fun accordion-style number line. Kids will love the crocodile and the easy-to-read large numbers.
Pre-K - 2nd Math
Steve Irwin, Crocodile Hunter or Loving Parent?
Here's a learning exercise to challenge reading comprehension with advanced ESL learners. Students read the article "Steve Irwin, Crocodile Hunter or Loving Parent?", and determine where the 5 out of 6 sentences at the bottom of the learning exercise should be inserted within the text.
5th - 6th English Language Arts
A peaceful lake makes a pleasant home for the caiman, a giant crocodile. However, it is not so peaceful for the caiman's prey. This lake flourishes with plenty of food for these crocodiles. Watch this video to learn more about the lake and its inhabitants.
5 mins 4th - 12th Science
The Friendly Crocodile
Learners participate in a discussion about the book The Friendly Crocodile In this language arts lesson, students review vocabulary words and are instructed to think about character and reread difficult passages. After reading, learners complete comprehension questions and a writing connection activity.
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts
Greater or Less?
These crocodiles are hungry for the biggest numbers they can find! This is a fun way to illustrate number comparison; use crocodile mouths as the greater than and less than symbols. There are two examples (with teeth and eyes included) to show learners how the jaws always open towards the larger number, and learners compare 10 more sets.
1st - 2nd Math
Visualizing Sarah, Just Plain and Tall
Students define "visualize," practice visualizing day at beach, read poem, Crocodile Toothache, silently, listen to teacher read same poem aloud, share visualizations with classmates, read first chapter of book, Sarah, Plain and Tall, and draw pictures of what they visualize while reading.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts