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Your students will be captivated with dolphins after discovering information about these intelligent and social creatures! The vivid photographs and fascinating facts will have your students BEGGING for more!
This dolphin packet covers the following topics:
- About Dolphins
- A Dolphin's Body
- Where Do Dolphins Live?
- What Do Dolphins Eat?
- Dolphins and Echolocation
- The Importance of Sound and Sight
- Dolphin Babies
- Dolphin Lifespan
- Dolphin Intelligence
- Dolphin Play and Socialization
- Dolphin Teamwork and Collaboration
Here is what is included:
Part 1: Posters to hang in your classroom and to use while introducing dolphins (real life photographs that showcase important vocabulary).
Part 2: All About Dolphins: These article pages were designed as a way for you to "hook" your students at the beginning of your dolphin unit. You can display the article pages on your document camera as a whole group or print and display during small group instruction.
Part 3: Differentiated Life of a Dolphin Mini-Books - These are differentiated mini-books that can be used during small group instruction.There are three versions. Each version is slightly easier than the last. I wanted to give you options because I know that many of our students come in reading at different ability levels. It is up to you to pick and choose which articles you use with your groups. You can either print in color and laminate or print them in grayscale. Text-Dependent Response sheets follow!
Part 4: Close Reading Passages: These articles are PERFECT to help you and your students get into the groove of closely reading a text that requires multiple reads and answering text-dependent questions.These can either be done together in small group OR with guided support. Questions about each close reading passage are included.
Part 5: True/False Dolphin Activity: After learning facts about sharks, students will sort the sentences according to whether they are true or false. I've also provided a cut/paste sheet too that requires students to read simple sentences and glue them in the correct column.
I also provided many real photographs of dolphins to help enhance your students' learning experience.
Part 6: Graphic Organizers Galore - These graphic organizers, vocabulary books, and independent practice sheets can be used however you wish! I tried to offer you many different options to help meet the needs of your diverse group.