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A matching activity on some common marine mammals is here for you. In it, 12 animals such as polar bears and seals are found. Each of the animals has a colorful and accurate picture associated with it. The bonus question at the bottom reads, "How are all of these animals related to each other?"
Students explore the benefits of rereading a story to increase their oral reading speed, fluency, and comprehension. They work with a partner reading the story "What Will the Seal Eat?" They time and encourage each other in each reading, and complete their partner's record chart.
A review of decoding words is incorporated in a discussion on reading with expression in order to increase fluency. The teacher gives several book options for readers to practice smooth and inflected reading, giving a short book talk on each to pique interest, and also reviewing strategies for selecting a book at an appropriate reading level. Readers find quiet places throughout the room to read a book three times, and then the teacher has them read for one minute as an assessment.
In this marine worksheet, students identify and describe various types of seals and sea lions, as well as explain the difference between the two groups. They also draw a circle around the seals and a square around the sea lions. Finally, students write the names of the two marine mammals not illustrated on the sheet.
First graders study that ea can have the /E/ sound using Elkonin boxes, letters, and the book "What Will the Seal Eat?" They realize that the letter ea together make one sound by listening to and spelling the given words. Next, they buddy read "What Will the Seal Eat?" and with the same buddy use the letterboxes to make seven words that have the /E/ sound.
Although it appears the first set of comprehension questions accompany a story that is not included, you could still use the second short story and its questions to assess your young readers. In addition to a reading quiz, there is a small section on the grammar terms: am, is, and are. The final section of this quiz focuses on high frequency words and vocabulary terms like wailed, quivered, and hopeless.