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Students explore wolves. In this ecology and wolves instructional activity, students research predator-prey relationships on the Internet and complete a related worksheet with a partner. Students interpret data on bar graphs to determine growth and decline of the wolf population. Students determine whether statements given about wolves are fact or opinion.
Wolves: Friend or Foe?
Students study wolves and their habitat in Yellowstone. In this environment and behavior lesson students create an interactive map of wolves in Yellowstone.
Julie of the Wolves
Have your class practice their comprehension skills using this resource. After reading Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George, learners engage in cause and effect activities, identify story elements and figurative language, and compare texts.
Julie of the Wolves
Learners reading the book Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George can enhance their understanding of the novel using this comprehensive activity. Students can use the graphic organizers to display information and the many comprehension questions to check for understanding.
Learners examine the reasons why some people do not support the protection of the wolf on the Endangered Species list. After reading an article, they discuss the controversy of delisting the wolves. As a class, they debate this issue and write letters expressing their opinions.
When Dogs Were Wolves
Students investigate how dogs have evolved into the variations that are seen today. They compare the original domesticated wolves to the modern dogs of today. Then students create a big book that shows how dogs are different than wolves.
Fifth graders explore different sequence question types to locate information utilizing contents, indexes, sections, skimming, and text marketing.n They plan, compose, edit and refine a short non-chronological report focusing on wolves.
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
First graders complete a Venn Diagram. In this reading comprehension and comparison lesson, 1st graders read and discuss the traditional version of The Three Little Pigs and sequence the story events. Students read and discuss The Story of the Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig. Students will compare the traditional story to the new versions.
Comparing and Contrasting The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf with The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
Third graders, using a Venn Diagram, distinguish the similarities and differences between the story The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf, and the story The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig.
Lions and Tigers and Wolves, Oh My!
New picture books will tickle the funny bone while indulging a child’s love for animals.
"Julie of the Wolves"
Fifth graders research life in Alaska and compare life there to their lives in this lesson. They read "Julie of the Wolves." They research through the novel and other reference books facts about the Alaskan climate and geography. They also research wolves, their habits and habitats.
Learners research various types of wolves using the Internet and other sources to locate specific information. They produce a PowerPoint presentation with a group to highlight the research that they have conducted.
WOLVES: Comprehending Informational Texts
Fifth graders read a nonfiction text about wolves and use metacognitive skills of guided reading and KWHL chart to monitor comprehension and extend vocabulary.
I'm a Changed Pig
Introduce your class to fairy tales with this activity. After reading the fractured fairy tale, "The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig," third, fourth, and fifth graders write a personal narrative as a response to the fairy tale. They compare and contrast the classic fairy tale with the fractured story, completing a graphic organizer to showcase their thoughts.
Shaun Ellis: Leader of the (Wolf) Pack
Students react to a statement about living with wolves, then read a news article about Shaun Ellis and his time living with wolves. In this current events and wolves instructional activity, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and a vocabulary activity, then students read the news piece and answer comprehension and discussion questions. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
From Wolf to Dog
Students explain how dogs evolved from wolves based on the video. For this biology lesson, students research about breeding animals for specific traits. They interview dog owners and create a presentation about the dog.
Wolves At Our Door
Middle schoolers investigate the wolf. In this animal adaptation lesson, students examine the social characteristics of the wolf. They discuss the role of human intervention in reestablishing the wolf population.
Concert Suite from Dances With Wolves
Students complete a unit of lessons that prepares them to perform, 'Concert Suite From Dances With Wolves,' at a public performance. They analyze the emotions depicted by music, view excerpts from the movie, and perform the music.
Fifth graders discuss in pairs what they already know about wolves and then read the book, WOLVES for guided reading. They review the information about wolves and sort the information they know into categories and then complete a technical word worksheet spelling activity.
Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?
Students compare wolves' behaviors to those of the human race. For this wolf lesson students write a story that will show that wolves are either good or evil.