This unit focuses on reading, writing, and comprehension activities related to facts about whales. There is a fact sheet with several followup activities, a poem frame, a whale poem, bingo, memory cards, fluency sentences, table of contents activity, vocabulary activities, and letter writing opportunities. A complete list of the contents of this unit is shown in a thumbnail near this description. Students will love learning facts about whales, while practicing a wide variety of target skills. The National Geographic Reader on Whales is available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and Scholastic Books. It can be projected to a large group, used with partners, or for a small group book study. This min-unit provides independent and partner activities that students can work on during reading or writing workshop times. It would make an excellent addition to a study of ocean animals. There is also a Dolphin and Sea Turtle unit available, based on other National Geographic Kids' books.