Dolphins Know the Best Way to Catch Fish

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Humans often struggle to catch fish, but dolphins have the process down to an art. A video explores the brains of the intelligent porpoises, focusing specifically on their superior methods of catching fish. Two reading comprehension tasks and a set of discussion questions accompany the video.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Take a virtual trip to a zoo or aquarium and use their resources to view and learn more about dolphins
  • Write short informational picture books about dolphins and have writers present them in front of the class
Classroom Considerations
  • Designed for advanced learners, but simple content may work for lower levels as well
Pros
  • Narration on the video plays slowly to make it easier for language learners to follow
  • Mixes multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank activities
Cons

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