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Second graders read a book about animal categories. For this guided reading lesson, 2nd graders do a picture walk to make a prediction about what the book is about. Students use text features to make reading nonfiction books easier. Students review unknown words, answer comprehension questions and close the lesson by writing about something they learned from the book
Students compare bird skeletons with dinosaur bones. For this dinosaur and anatomy lesson, students listen to the book The Field Mouse and the Dinosaur Named Sue by Jan Wahl and generate memories of what they saw at a field trip to the Field Museum. Students work with a partner to complete a worksheet in which they shade bones from a bird skeleton with the same color pencil as matching dinosaur bones. Students compare and contrast their findings.
Students explore adaptation by participating in an Internet activity. In this Charles Darwin lesson, students identify the discoveries Darwin uncovered by researching the habitats and organisms on the Galapagos islands. Students complete a virtual tour of the islands and share their research with fellow classmates.
All major groups of vertebrates are summarized here with the characteristics of each explained. Other subphyla of chordates are listed: cephalochordata, urochordata, monotremata, marsupialia. The details are relevant but are not linked to any other task. A teacher could create an activity to supplement this resource.