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This activity is designed to teach students the definition of persuasive writing, and to have them use the elements of persuasive writing to complete a writing assignment. The Web site will be used to introduce persuasive writing and the video will used to define the elements of persuasive writing.
Students complete a unit on the oceans of the world. They explore various websites, compare/contrast ocean mammals and fish, identify coral reefs on a map, label the oceans on a world map, define ocean conservation vocabulary, and list ways the oceans help us.
Second graders correct verb usage in context, fill in the blanks to complete sentences, and use the writing prompt to write about a school trip to an aquarium or a zoo. They write 20 answers.
Students observe the structures of skulls as presented in drawings, and determine which are most closely related to the skull of the mosasaur.
In this linear equations and polynomials activity, students add, subtract, and multiply polynomials. They factor equations using the GCF and the difference of two squares. This three-page activity contains 50 problems. Answers are provided on the last page.
In this animal adaptations worksheet, students read a short passage comparing fish and dolphins then examine a picture and color the fish in the picture based on information they learned about animal habitat and adaptations.
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.
In this three part comma usage learning exercise, 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.
Learners explore and learn about the concept of echolocation. In this echolocation lesson, students explore how animals and engineers use echolocation (seeing under water) and sound waves to look and hear things under the deep water.
Students read books, learn about the letter w, and play dolphin, dolphin, whale to learn about whales. In this whales lesson plan, students also color whale pages.
Students 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.
In these nouns worksheets, learners review the definition for nouns. Students then complete three pages of activities of activities for nouns.
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.
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, learners 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.

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