Everyone loves dolphins! Incorporate non-fiction information about this popular marine mammal into your reading or language lessons (or speech/language therapy sessions!) For nonreaders, this can be used as a great listening comprehension activity!
- 12 non-fiction passages about dolphins with 3-6 corresponding critical thinking questions per passage. Students can read passages independently (silently or aloud) or passages can be read aloud by teacher or therapist. Questions require students to use skills ranging from simple recall, comparing, and making personal connections to deciphering vocabulary in context, drawing conclusions, giving opinions, and justifying responses with evidence. A whole range of critical thinking skills can be applied! Although the passages can be used in any order, they are numbered in the recommended sequence.
-40 question cards that require students to have listened for details and then recall information from the 12 passages.These can be used with individual students, for partner reading, or for group discussion or
they can be used to play a game. To play a game, students choose one card from a facedown stack of question cards, and if they can answer the question on the card correctly, they get to keep it. If not, it goes to the bottom of the stack. Watch out for wild cards! The student with the most cards wins!
- 2 writing prompts so students can respond to read material in writing (one has an image for coloring)
- 1 fact and opinion sheet
- 1 page for describing dolphins based on what students have learned. (Designed to work with the Expanding Expression Program if desired)
For non readers, an adult should read the cards and the students can respond.
Just print, (laminate if you wish), cut and use!