Ocean Animal Research Shark Close Reading Fun End of Year Project

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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Help your students continue to learn and think critically during the end-of-year season with this highly engaging shark reading and ocean research project activities.

Your upper elementary students will love working on these interactive themed projects through Google Classroom or as printables. Both are included.

These projects will serve double duty to help students meet multiple standards at the same time.

See the previews for a more detailed look at all this product has to offer.

Digital link is provided in PDF, along with directions. Be sure to have access to Google™ Classroom to be able to use this resource.

CONTENTS of Shark Close Reading Pack:

Link and directions to use the digital version in Google Classroom™

✓Close Reading Anchor Charts in two sizes

✓Close Reading Graphic Organizer

✓3 articles with reader response text-dependent questions

  • Is a Shark a Fish?
  • Shark Adaptations
  • A Unique Shark {Hammerheads}

✓Label A Shark's Characteristics

✓Shark Migration Flow Chart

✓Hammerhead Dinner Time

✓Answer Keys

Bonus Activities Include:

-Comparing Shark Species

-Main Idea activity

-Going Beyond the Reading Critical Thinking Reflection

-Agree or Disagree?

-Vocabulary Reflections

CONTENTS of Ocean Animal Research Project:

Link for Google Slide use and digital directions

Color Anchor Charts

What is a Habitat? Poster

What is a Biome? Poster

What are our Planet’s Oceans? Poster

Who Lives in the Ocean? Poster

List of Ocean Species Poster

Writing Resources:

Get to Know the Ocean two page NF Article and Response Questions

Student Project Directions (2 Formats)

Preparing for Animal Research and KWL

Detailed Student Note Taking Sheets with Guided Ideas for 2 Different Sources

Plain Student Note Taking Sheet

Planning Your Writing Graphic Organizers

Planning each Paragraph & Details Graphic Organizer

Student Editing Checklist and Teacher Rubric

Lined Paper and Cover Sheet for Animal Research

Creative Animal Research Display Options:

Animal Flipbook

Animal Close Up

Animal Display Poster

4 “You Choose” Going Further Extension Organizers

Teacher Notes and Suggestions

Kindly NOTE: For students to complete the research, you will need to provide them with books or websites. This pack contains reproducibles to help them gather and organize information into a research project. Website suggestion is included.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.


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