# Alligators and Crocodiles Math & Literacy

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This resource contains a non-fiction story about alligators and crocodiles and how they live. Scaffolding activities are provided to increase reading comprehension.

Materials for Literacy

*Brainstorming chart

*Prediction activity

*Vocabulary Word Wall

*Vocabulary Books for students to complete

*Note Pages to use while reading

*Graphic Organizers

*US Map-Where do alligators live? Color the states.

*Life Cycle of an Alligator

*Venn Diagram to compare and contrast alligators and crocodiles

*News Story--Albino Alligators

*Discussion Web to analyze information and form opinions based on that information.

Students use what they have learned to discuss the treatment of animals in captivity and form an opinion regarding whether keeping animals in captivity is a good practice.

*Students write to express an opinion and add supporting details to develop their ideas.

MATH Students find the answers to subtraction facts with differences from 2 to 9 while playing the “Alli Gator Subtraction Game,” a great activity for those students who have not yet mastered subtraction facts or need reinforcement. The goal is for students to develop fluency with subtraction facts. Students pick one of 40 cards, solve the problem and fill Alli Gator’s belly with the answer.

In a second math activity, 16 subtraction word problems are printed on cards and solved on answer sheets provided. Math activities can be used in small groups or centers.

Math activities described here are sold as a separate unit

Alli Gator Subtraction

The resource with the non-fiction story and literacy activities and no math

Alligators and Crocodiles : A Non Fiction Story & Literacy Activities

Note: Teachers can enhance this resource by providing library books for additional information and illustrations.

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