This is a 68 page science unit on ocean habitat completely integrated with Arts and Literacy. Much of the content is taught through quality literature, dance, drama, music and visual arts. Throughout the unit students will making many projects and creating a class mural as well as foldables for most concepts to include in a lap book as a culmination to the unit. There are so many ideas about how to incorporate arts, a teacher could also put on an amazing classroom performance for the parents!
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Here's what's included:
5 Pages of Arts and Literacy Integrated Unit Plans
Instructions and pictures to explain lap book
generic tree map for report writing
Fish diagram for labeling
Fishy Facts Adaptations sort
Rainbow fish pattern
The Fish with the Deep Sea Smile poem by Margaret Wise Brown for fluency
The Fish with the Deep Sea Smile puppet patterns
Fish tree map
Fish writing paper
Crustacean song for teaching content
House for Hermit Crab story sequencing
Hermit Crab craft patterns
Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark text-text connections dual story map chart and double bubble map for comparing story elements to the Three Little Pigs
Shark Facts foldable
Mark the Shark song for teaching content
Baby Beluga song and Whale Rap songs for content
Whales vs Fish Venn Diagram
Toothed whales vs Baleen whales foldables
Whale tree map
Whale writing paper
Whale vs Fish locomotion craft
Dolphin Comprehension passage with writing paper
Dolphin Echolocation Game
Dolphin Communication foldable
I've Got Whiskers song for teaching content
Sea and Land Mammals foldable
Octopus writing paper
Sea animal classifying sort
Sea animal food chain craft
Somewhere in the Ocean word problem record sheet
Somewhere in the Ocean animals for creating word problem scene
Sea animal clip art for students to use to decorate their lapbooks
I wonder if it would be possible to get a copy of the Ocean Habitat title page in black and white for the children to colour? I would like to use it on the front of the lap book but it will use up way too much precious ink.
BTW.....absolutely love your unit!
That's a great idea! I'll work on it but some may have to be grayscale. I'm not sure if I have line art for all my clip art but I do have some. Send me your email @ email@example.com
October 16, 2012
I didn't see the last picture for the lap book. It looks like a fish bowl. What do you have your students write inside the fish bowl? I am excited to get started. I really like the lap book idea.
The fish bowl writing page is on page 67 of the file. I usually read the book "What's it like to be a Fish: A Let's Read and Find Out About Science" and then complete the fish tree map to record facts. The students then write their report on the fish bowl writing paper using their tree map. I hope you and your students enjoy the unit!