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If a Dolphin Were a Fish Quiz
For this reading comprehension online interactive quiz worksheet, students respond to 10 multiple choice questions regarding the book If a Dolphin Were a Fish. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Whales and Dolphins Multiple Choice Quiz
In this multiple choice quiz worksheet, 7th graders answer 10 questions based on the book, Whales and Dolphins by Susanna Davidson.
Dolphins at Daybreak
In this science related worksheet, students locate and circle eleven words associated with dolphins in a word search puzzle in the shape of a dolphin.
Dolphins Crossword Puzzle
In this dolphins worksheet, students analyze 10 clues pertaining to dolphins. Students fit the answers from the word box into a crossword puzzle.
Literature Activities: Island of the Blue Dolphins
In this Island of the Blue Dolphins worksheet, students solve math problems with the Aleut words for numbers and keep a journal for a character in the book
Aphrodite with Eros on a Dolphin at Her Side
Students analyze Greek sculpture. In this Greek sculpture instructional activity, students review the roles and responsibilities of the Gods and Goddesses in the Greek pantheon. Students compare the way Greek Gods are portrayed and sculpt the Goddess Aphrodite based on the information they read about her. Students compare their sculpture with the one in the Museum of Fine Arts.
Historical Fiction: Island of the Blue Dolphins
Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O'Dell's classic tale of Karana, a young girl stranded on an island off the California coast, is the focus of a sixteen- slide presentation that includes a list of vocabulary words, guided reading questions, and a link to resources. Also included are a series of "Daily Fix-It" grammar exercises.
Word Unscramble: Book- Island of the Blue Dolphins
In this Island of the Blue Dolphins worksheet, students survey how to unscramble twenty five words associated with the novel.
Dolphin Basics: Word Search
In this dolphin facts worksheet, students study the vocabulary words related to dolphins. Students then find the words in the word search.
Dolphin Alphabet Activity
In this dolphin activity activity, students examine 9 dolphin-related terms and then put those terms into alphabetical order.
Dolphin Word Search
In this dolphins word search instructional activity, students locate and identify 10 dolphin-related words within the word search puzzle.
Preschool Animal Coloring Page - Dolphin
In this preschool coloring page worksheet, students use crayons or markers to color a blackline master sheet of a dolphin.
In this letter Dd recognition coloring instructional activity, students use their artistic skills to color the picture of the dolphins surrounded by lowercase and uppercase letters.
Introducing the Super 3 Research Model
Fourth graders read the fiction selection, Dolphins at Daybreak, and then the corresponding non-fiction books about dolphins and sharks. They use a specific research model to find information about dolphins and sharks from books and websites.
Can You Hear It?
Students work together to discover the concept of echolocation. They examine dolphins and their behaviors. They discuss how humans could use this information to help them in their everyday lives as well.
Radar Detection Systems
Students review the common plant and animal adaptations. As a class, they discuss how ways are sent out and collected by dolphins and the structures that must be present to accept and emit the sound. They listen to sound recordings of communications between animals and participate in a radar game.
Become a Marine Biologist for the Day
Learners brainstorm different ways to track whales, dolphins, and propoises as a class. In groups, they discuss the positives and negatives of each method. After watching a video, they identify the characteristics of cetacean species and answer discussion questions.
Add some variety to your middle schoolers' writing! Kids watch a slide show about strong verbs and precise word choice. Why use ate when you can use devoured? The first two pages are a great reference tool for your class when they get writer's block.
In this dolphin instructional activity, students construct a mini-book/story about dolphins. Worksheet has no additional activities other than being informational.
What's Mongolia Really Like?
Understanding different cultural experiences is a challenging and worthwhile objective throughout grade and content levels. This lesson facilitates an appreciation of rural Mongolian life through a simulation of being a nomadic teen as well as other activities. The resource includes suggested partner readings of books like Hatchet and Island of the Blue Dolphins. It also provides extension activities.