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Third graders observe words together as a class that follow the Turtle Rule and the Spider Rule to divide syllables. They look at several words together on the board and determine which rule they follow. One volunteer goes up to the board and divides the word into syllables and then the class decides which rule it follows.
Young scholars assess what a dichotomous key is and how it identifies objects in a group through a process of answering yes/no-type questions about certain objects. They examine an interactive graphic key on sea turtles and then create their own dichotomous key on a new group of creatures.
Big Bird gets his very first pet, a lost turtle. Count shows Big Bird all of the things to count on a turtle, and Big Bird shows the turtle all of the neat stuff on Sesame Street. Something is wrong with Big Bird's pet. We find out that turtles have special needs to make them happy. This would be a great video to introduce animal habitats.
Students research turtles. In this turtles lesson, students use the given links to research turtles. Students color a picture of a turtle and name its parts. Students read the story 'A Tale of Two Turtles' and make turtle sock hand puppets. Students play an online game about turtles.