All About Sharks - Research and Reading Passages

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1st - 2nd
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  1. This is an animal research companion bundle is sure to make researching and writing about different animals fun for your students! Use as a whole group activity, literacy centers or writing centers. Use these resources with any book or video you have in your classroom about the animals included in
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Learn all about sharks and then show what you know with these informational shark reading passages and research companion materials! From graphic organizers, writing pages, and even a fun shape poem activity will engage your students as they learn about sharks!

This resource is also included in my big All About Animals research bundle at a big discount!

You can use the included passages alongside other informational book, video, or presentation about sharks! Great for ocean units or summer school/ summer camps!


*Graphic organizers for each type of shark

*Printable research journal with writing pages for each type of shark

*basic research passages- one with color clip art and one with blackline for each type of shark. (My end of year first graders can read them)

*Shape poem project

*opinion writing template

*vocab/ shark term cards.

Check out the preview to see if this pack is just right for your class. I created this pack with 2nd-3rd graders in mind, but this pack may also be used in first or fourth grade classrooms.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.


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