Close Reading: WHALES

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This exciting packet is all about WHALES: reading, writing, and learning about whales while meeting the ELA Common Core Standards.

Close reading, comprehension, writing, science, and vocabulary are all highlighted and integrated in this NO PREP packet of original informational text. The 73-page packet provides students with an understanding of mammals and the exciting world of whales. The packet includes both toothed and baleen whales and highlights the sperm, beluga, blue, humpback, and killer whales. Lots of higher level thinking and writing are included.

Activities include:
The Wonder of Whales – a measurement activity
Where Do Whales Live – ocean identification
Whales are Beautiful and Graceful
Whales are Mammals – informational text
Writing – informative/explanatory writing
Mammals and Fish are Alike and Not Alike – informational text
Read Closely, Draw Conclusions – finding text evidence to define a word
Compare and Contrast – comparative writing
Color the Whales – coloring activity
What Do These Words Mean – multiple choice questions
S-T-R-E-T-C-H Your Thinking – using new vocabulary in novel contexts in writing
Read Closely, Think Out of the Box – defining words and using new vocabulary in novel contexts in writing
What Do You Know – multiple choice questions, word definitions
Color the Whales – coloring activity
Kinds of Whales – informational text
Baleen – informational text
Baleen Whales – informational text
Toothed Whales – informational text and coloring
Read Closely, Draw Conclusions – finding text evidence to answer a question
Toothed Whales use Echolocation to Find Their Food – informational text
Toothed Whales use Echolocation to Find Their Food – diagram and coloring
Do We Use Echolocation? – writing
Baleen Whales and Toothed Whales – drawing and labeling pictures
What Do You Know? – multiple choice questions
What Do You Know? – multiple choice questions
What Do You Know? – multiple choice questions
Write About It - informative/explanatory writing
Write About It – narrative writing
Sperm Whale – informational text
Writing – opinion piece
Sperm Whale Anatomy – body part identification
Sperm Whales – informational text
Think About It, Write About It – identifying author’s purpose, recalling and writing text details
Beluga Whale – informational text
Write About It – opinion piece
Beluga Whale Anatomy – body part identification
Beluga Whales – informational text
Finding Text Evidence – locating text evidence to answer questions
Blue Whale – informational text
Blue Whale Anatomy – body part identification
Blue Whales – informational text, locating text evidence
Blue Whales – informational text, locating text evidence
Blue Whales and Hunting – informational text, locating text evidence
Think About It, Write About It – identifying author’s purpose, recalling and writing text details
Humpback Whale – informational text
Humpback Whale – informational text, locating text evidence
Humpback Whale Anatomy – body part identification
Humpback Whales and Hunting – informational text, writing/describing text evidence
Write Your Opinion – opinion piece
Killer Whale – informational text
Writing – opinion piece

Enjoy this exciting packet of reading, writing, and learning all about WHALES while meeting the standards!

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First Grade ELA Common Core Standards addressed in this packet:
ELA-Literacy
RF 1/1, 1/1/A, 1/3/B, 1/3/E, 1/3/F, 1/3/G, 1/4/A, 1/4/B, 1/4/C
RI 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10
W 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/8
L 1/1/A, 1/1/B, 1/1/C, 1/1/D, 1/1/E, 1/1/F, 1/1/G, 1/1/H, 1/1/I, 1/2/B, 1/2/D, 1/4/A, 1/4/B, 1/5/C, 1/6
Speaking and Listening - all standards may be addressed during group instruction that involves collaborative conversations.

Thanks for all you do for kids,
Joan
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Close Reading: WHALES
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Close Reading: WHALES
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