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Dive into reading with this ocean animals unit that includes everything you need to work on building ocean animals 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 ($33.75 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 1-5. Reading levels on the passages range from Grade Level Equivalents of 1.5-4.5.
Each Ocean Animal (9):
• 2 Vocabulary Preview Charts (-1 blank and 1 with definition and visual filled in for teacher or student reference guide) *Vocabulary does build in order of ocean animals*
• 3 Differentiated Reading Passages Range from Grade Level Equivalents of 1.5-4.5
• 2 Options for Finding Text Evidence: Color Coding, or Fill-ins (could use 1 or both options)
• Caption It & Headings Match Up: Students use what they have learned from the passage to match captions with their appropriate images. They also give each section of the text a heading (physical description, habitat, diet, defenses, or life cycle).
• 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)
• Interactive Graphic Organizer: Students cut, glue, fold, and write in interactive organizers shaped like each ocean animal. Two fill-in options included.
• 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
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This product can also be purchased with a paperless version in the Ocean Animals Digital & Paper Bundle!
This product is also part of the Science & ELA Integration Bundle, which is enough differentiated reading passages for the entire year!
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