This informational unit on pond life includes all you need to get your students learning, reading, and writing about the animals and plants of the pond habitat!
This set is designed to help you teach about pond habitats using informational text and writing. A 38-slide PowerPoint slideshow with beautiful color photographs of pond plants and animals will help you share information and vocabulary with your students in an engaging manner. An additional easy-to-read slideshow is perfect to use for shared reading. Vocabulary posters, word wall cards with pictures, animal comprehension passages, and anchor chart materials will serve as resources for your students as they write informational pieces on any of the included pond animals. This set is perfect for beginning writers to practice their research skills.
Contents (3 files zipped together):
“At the Pond” Informational Slideshow with Photographs (38 Slides)
“This Is a Pond” Easy Reader Slideshow with Photographs (18 slides)
4-8 Vocabulary Posters (habitat, ecosystem, predator, prey, camouflage)
9-15 Word Wall Cards (cattail, water lily, algae, duckweed, zooplankton, snail, dragonfly, water beetle, crayfish, frog, salamander, turtle, fish, snake, duck, goose, heron, muskrat, raccoon, pond)
16-21 Anchor Chart Materials (can, have, are, eat)
Materials to make charts and individual organizers are included.
22-36 Pond Animal Report Materials – planning pages for each animal and “Report from the Pond” template
37-78 Differentiated Pond Animal Comprehension Passages (3 Levels for each animal)
79-80 Pond Water Investigation Form
Great for a follow-up to a pond field trip!
81 “My Visit to the Pond” Writing Printable
82-83 Pond Scavenger Hunt Forms (color and black & white versions)
84-101 Duplicate of Easy-Reader PowerPoint Presentation
102-139 Duplicate of Informational Pond PowerPoint Presentation
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For more non-fiction from the pond, check out my Frogs Unit!
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