Salmon and Trout Go to First Grade

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Turn your young scientists into salmon and trout experts with this diverse collection of worksheets and activities. Perfect for creating a thematic unit on fish in the primary grades, this resource engages children with printable books, word puzzles, graphing and counting activities, and writing exercises that teach them all about these two very similar fish species. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Read through the included text as a whole class or during teacher-led small group instruction
  • Compile these worksheets into a packet for students to complete during a primary grade unit on fish
  • Use these different activities to develop a series of fish-themed learning centers
Classroom Considerations

  • These resources are part of a unit that involves raising salmon and trout in a classroom aquarium, but they can also be used independently
  • Younger learners will need extra support with acquiring the academic vocabulary in these materials
Pros

  • Resource includes over 50 pages of worksheets and printable materials
  • Informational text is provided that describes the life cycles of trout and salmon
  • Templates for three different printable books are included in this collection, with clear instructions for assembling each one
  • Includes a glossary with definitions of key vocabulary relating to salmon and trout
Cons

  • Answer keys are provided for some, but not all of the included worksheets