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Students explore reading comprehension by reading a story with their class. In this fishing lesson, students read the story The Big Fish and identify the main characters, plot and settings. Students answer study questions about the book and define story vocabulary words.
Young scholars examine the aquaculture industry. In this industrial studies lesson, students conduct industry research by visiting a local fish hatchery. Young scholars hypothesize about what they believe happens at the hatchery, and compare their ideas to what actually goes on after the field trip. Students create written summaries and brochures to demonstrate their understanding of the fish hatchery.
Go fishing for initial sounds with this engaging phoneme game! Similar to the card game Go Fish, pairs use picture cards and try to match initial sounds. They set aside any pictures that are a match and ask their partner for specific sounds. They may get a match or they may go fishing in the stack of picture cards. There are 36 cards to cut out here, but anticipate a challenge; kids may not know what the intended word is. Consider displaying a chart showing what each picture is depicting.
Explore New England's economic and cultural past and possible issues New Englanders will face in the future. Middle and high schoolers research the fishing industry and the need for regulation. They analyze the topography of New England and various primary source documents related to the fishing industry in order to write a found poem. They research and debate whether or not legislation to restrict fishing should be initiated.
Given a very realistic challenge, your young geometers design residential fish tanks in rectangular and triangular prism shapes. They compute the volume of water each will hold. They also determine the size of plastic covers for each glass surface, and the amount of paper needed to wrap the entire product. They must justify all designs and figures with relevant geometric formulae. Great practice for common core performance assessments.