One unit that I really enjoy teaching is my whale unit. To begin the unit I give my students the pretest to get them interested about what we are learning. Then we read a science trade book about whale. We discuss the genre of the book and the different facts we read. The are amazed by whales! The second week of our unit we read a story out of the Trophie series titled Dear Mr. Blueberry. In these printables I discuss what we do with this story and I have a printable that meets Common Core Standard RI.2.8. There is also a math activity where you can graph the sizes of different whales. I hope you enjoy these!!! If you have any questions about the unit I'd be glad to answer them!