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What, there was a crocodile escape? Read, analyze, and examine a newspaper article with your class about the crocodiles that escaped in Vietnam. Your English language learners note the facts and key vocabulary in the story and answer comprehension questions. The grammatical focus is on present perfect tense.
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.
Students explore crocodiles. For this animal science lesson, students participate in various activities to explore crocodiles. These activities include reading books such as Where's Your Smile Crocodile?, creating crocodile-themed snacks and constructing crocodile puppets. There are various finger play activities included as well.
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 instructional activity, they participate in an experiment in which they analyze a food web from different regions in Madagascar.
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.
Students participate in a variety of shared reading and writing activities related to the book "The Selfish Crocodile" and "The Great Chase." They discuss how the author establishes the crocodile's character, define "selfish," and write sentences describing the mouse when he creeps into the crocodile's mouth.
Students explore number sequence in a variety of activities. In this number practice lesson, students play a game of finger flash and read the book Counting Crocodiles. Students discuss the counting elements in the book and chart the number sequences. Students use cubes or blocks to practice the number sequences.
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. The books give students information about crocodilians.
Students explore reading comprehension by analyzing a story with their classmates. In this story structure lesson, students read the story The Friendly Crocodile and discuss the themes, settings and characters in the story. Students complete a vocabulary activity dealing with the story and answer questions based on the story.
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.
Students 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, students complete comprehension questions and a writing connection activity.
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. Consider displaying a number line as they complete this, asking them to locate numbers. How do they know which number is larger? The values here don't exceed 20.
Eighth graders examine how to summarize and paraphrase a variety of texts and graphics and participate in a dramatic reading of "How Doth the Little Crocodile..." They identify the differences between summarizing and paraphrasing, paraphrase the information from a chart in their textbook, and paraphrase the speech sentence by sentence.