Ocean Animals: A Research and Writing Project PLUS Centers!

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PreK - 1st
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This oceans and ocean animals research project is designed to make research and writing developmentally appropriate and engaging for students. This resource contains everything you need to create anchor charts, graphic organizers, student research journals, and centers to conduct an ocean animals research project in your classroom.

The research is conducted with read alouds and videos. Learning is recorded on graphic organizers and in student research journals. You can focus on one animal for the duration of the project or study multiple animals with this flexible resource!

Topics included: oceans, sea turtles, crabs, orcas, jellyfish, sharks, octopuses, starfish, sea horses, dolphins, clownfish, manatees, sea anemones, stingrays, and whales


  • Ocean Research Journal/Journal Pages
  • KWL Chart and Labels
  • Schema Maps and Labels
  • Can/Have/Are Tree Map
  • Look/Live/Eat Tree Map
  • Parts of the Ocean Animal Diagram
  • Informational Writing
  • Rubrics
  • Compare/Contrast
  • Culminating Tasks
  • Essential Questions
  • Vocabulary
  • Suggested Books

10 Math and Literacy Centers:

  • Adding Crabs (to 10)
  • Subtracting Clams (to 10)
  • Jellyfish Ten Frame Matching
  • Dolphins Place Value Matching
  • Scuba H Words (digraphs)
  • Sea Horse Beginning Sounds Matching
  • Lobster Ending Sounds Matching
  • Shark Middle Sounds Matching
  • Starfish CVC Word Matching
  • Shell CVC-E Word Matching

Read our blog post on this research project: Ocean Animals Research & Writing

See the entire TKS Research Project Collection: CLICK HERE

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Thank you!

Greg & Jason Warren


Total Pages
230 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is...).


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