Dive into reading with this ocean animals unit that includes everything you need to work on building vocabulary and comprehension skills with your students! Differentiated reading passages (3 levels) allow you to meet the needs of all students to ensure complete understanding of the content. Save 50% off by buying the ocean animals bundle ($29.25 value)! Take a look at the product preview for a closer look, as well as individual ocean animal product previews linked below!
All follow-up activities are thoughtfully aligned to the ELA Common Core for Grades 1-4. Reading levels on the passages range from 500L-810L, which is perfect for a student reading at a high Grade 1 reading level up through a Grade 4 reading level.
Each Ocean Animal (9):
• 2 Vocabulary Preview Charts
(-1 blank and 1 with definition filled in for teacher reference) *Vocabulary does build in order of ocean animals*
• 3 Differentiated Reading Passages
Range from 500L-810L, perfect for grades 1-4.
• 2 Options for Finding Text Evidence:
Color Coding, or Fill-ins (could use 1 or both options)
• Graphic Organizer:
Students show their comprehension of the passage by sorting information into their appropriate categories (survival skills, habitat, physical description, etc.)
• Using Text Features:
Caption It! & Headings Match-Up (cut and paste activity)
• Vocabulary Crossword
• Compare & Contrast:
(4 total) Venn diagrams comparing 2 ocean animals.
-Under the Sea: My Ocean Animals Picture Dictionary with 3 rule-width writing options
-2 Ocean Animal Sorts (4 ocean animals each)
-Blank Vocabulary Sheet, Graphic Organizer, & Venn Diagram for flexibility
Individual Product Links:
-All About Sharks
-All About Whales
-All About Dolphins
-All About Clownfish
-All About Sea Turtles
-All About Crabs
-All About Jellyfish
-All About Octopuses
-All About Pufferfish
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-Solar System Differentiated Reading Passages Grades 3-5
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