All About Lobster! Lobster Informational Reading and Activity Pack is a Common Core connected set of informational text and activities about the lobster industry and the life of the Maine lobster. Do the activities over several days or all in one activity-filled day. In this package you get:
•An information packed text about the history of the lobster industry in Maine, with illustrations.
•A second informational text about the life cycle, anatomy and adaptations of the Maine lobster, also known as the American lobster.
•A labeled illustration of the anatomy of Maine lobster.
•A third informational text about the methods of trapping and harvesting lobster, with illustrations.
*All texts are available read aloud while the text is highlighted on the screen. A link to this free feature is provided in your packet. Compatible with Mac and Windows platforms.
•A glossary with key terms defined.
•Follow-up comprehension worksheet activities requiring close reading: a true/false quiz, a crossword puzzle and a word search
•A fun lobster buoy decorating activity that supports the teaching of theme. Students can use a traditional design (photo examples included or a whimsical design such as drawing a gull, lighthouse or abstract design. Allow your students to be as imaginative in their designs as you wish.
•Answer keys for all
•A set in both full color and grayscale.
**BONUS: This packet includes my four-page ‘Close Reading Informational Text: A Common Core Graphic Organizer for Any Text’. This user-friendly tool can be used with any informational or non-fiction text on any subject.
‘Close Reading Informational Text: A Common Core Graphic Organizer for Any Text’ can be completed in one session or done over a period of days. It hits the goals of repeated close reading, vocabulary building and in-depth comprehension with repeated returns to the text embedded in the activities. Suitable for a wide range of ages from late elementary through middle school and beyond. It is perfect for substitute teachers and homeschooling families or anyone who appreciates carefully scaffolded activities.
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