Whales and Fish: Creatures of the Deep

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Practice comparing and contrasting details in informational text with a reading passage about whales. It explains the ways that fish and whales are similar, as well as the ways they are different, and specific characteristics of various types of whales.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include in a reading homework packet or assessment
  • Use in an interdisciplinary activity between earth science and language arts
  • Have learners note the differences between whales and fish as outlined in the passage, and prompt them to summarize what they have learned
Classroom Considerations

  • Font is a little small
  • The passage contain a lot of text, which may be difficult for struggling readers
Pros

  • Questions address a variety of reading skills
  • Encourages the use of context clues for unfamiliar words
  • Subject matter is interesting for young scientists and marine biologists
  • Provides an answer key
Cons

  • None
Common Core