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Kids who love dolphins will get a kick out of this prompt, which includes a picture of two dolphins playing with a beach ball. Using the picture for inspiration, students complete the beginning, middle, and ending of the story. A text box allows teachers to type in lesson-specific words to be used in the story, such as a spelling or vocabulary list.
Students explore language arts by reading a story with their class. In this tier two vocabulary lesson plan, students read the book Dolphin's First Day and discuss the vocabulary used in the story. Students participate in a word play activity while defining specific story vocabulary words.
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.
Commas can be quite confusing. Young writers target troublesome grammar skills by focusing on the four most troubling uses: joining two independent clauses, separating introductory materials in a sentence, separating unnecessary information in a sentence, and separating items in a series. A short discussion of when to use a comma precedes a mini-lesson that uses sentence strips inscribed with parts of model sentences. During guided practice, the sentence strips are arranged on the board in a logical order. Volunteers fill in the missing punctuation and coordinating conjunctions while reinforcing proper use of commas. Following up with the revision of a prior writing assignment is the most effective manner to move comma rules into long-term memory storage.
Students read "One Tiny Turtle" by Nicola Davies. Using the internet, they research the characteristics of turtles off of the Costa Rica coast. In groups, they complete a worksheet and define vocabulary words they are unfamiliar with. To end the lesson, they create a travel brochure for the area.
Did you know that the Greek and Latin root words that make up the scientific name of a creature often describe the animal? All the root words on this list relate to whales and dolphins. Learners examine the scientific names for dolphins and then create a name and illustration for an imaginary species of dolphin using the root words listed.