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An Alien Has Landed
Students identify animals within a species by using their observation skills to record information, such as behavioral characteristics.
Students, after brainstorming what summarization is, practice the strategy of summarization to help pick out the important parts of text each time they read. They read and summarize the article, "10 Cool Things About Dolphins," from the National Geographic.
Commas After Introductions Exercise 1
In this three part comma usage worksheet, students are first given sentences where they must correct errors in comma usage. Students then go on to punctuate sentences with commas after introductory words and phrases, then they must write their own sentences using the introductory word given.
Students name and locate the oceans on a world map. They compare and contrast the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and identify the types of fish that live in both. They examine the different types of whales and life in a coral reef.
Sixth graders predict with reasoning how a sound will be heard underwater and record and communicate their findings. They listen to the difference in the way noise sounds underwater verses out of water and relate this to how whales and dolphins rely on sound underwater.
In this dolphins worksheet, students fill in a KWL chart about dolphins. Students fill in what they know, what they want to know, and what they learned about dolphins.
Students explore echolocation of animals. They examine how dolphins and other echolocating animals use their senses to locate and identify objects without using their sense of sight. Through experimentation, they discover how sound waves travel. Students graph their results.
Students read books, learn about the letter w, and play dolphin, dolphin, whale to learn about whales. For this whales lesson plan, students also color whale pages.
Swish, Swish, Swish
Young scholars identify the digraph /sh/ in written and spoken language. After a brief discussion of the independent and combined sounds of the phonemes /s/ and /h/ students practice identifying initial and final placement of the new digraph /sh/ in words and poetry.
Mammals: Hair Or There?
Seventh graders identify and examine the different characteristics of mammals. They discover what they eat and how they give birth to their young. They view video clips to help them identify characteristics.
Caught in a Net
Students read and discuss the bycatch of the sea and the economic impact of taking bycatch away. In this bycatch lesson plan, students discuss the rights of fisherman and observe pictures of sea animals.
In this famous person worksheet, students read a passage about Yelena Isinbayeva and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
Compare and Contrast Paper: Proofreading
In this proofreading practice worksheet, students proofread an excerpt from a compare and contrast paper using the proofreader's marks noted.
Seas Of Life
Students brainstorm examples of predator and prey that are featured in a video they watch. In this investigative instructional activity students will research an animal from the video and explain if it is a predator or prey and how it helps species survive.
Documentary-Style Research Projects
Show your pupils how to use guiding questions to help them focus their research into a topic. Using the framework provided by these questions, researchers explore a topic, collect interesting facts, and prepare a PowerPoint presentation on their topic.
Orca United Nations
Students study the differences between sets of data and explain how organisms are adapted to their environment. In this marine mammals lesson students analyze data based on set criteria.
Steck Vaughn Comprehension Assessment #4
In this comprehension assessment worksheet, students read a passage title "Animal Doctors," then complete a set of 5 multiple choice comprehension questions.
A Day in the Life of an Ocean Animal
Students explore ocean animals. In this science instructional activity, students research an ocean animal and create a story from the perspective of the animal.
Wet & Wild Whales
Learners investigate baleen whales. In this whale lesson, students explore the differences between whales with teeth and whales with baleen. Learners also investigate how whales trap warmth with blubber.
Students investigate the life of an animal and how it responds to winter. The lesson's focus is on reading and research skills using pictures to assist in the understanding of the information presented.