Salmon Non-Fiction ELA & Science Unit

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This SALMON unit has 170 pages full of everything you need to teach the fish type called salmon. It includes tons of salmon science and non-fiction ELA activities. This pack has everything you need to teach about salmon (lesson suggestions, printables, activities, anchor charts, headings for charts, templates, sorts, & much more!).

Salmon printables and materials are provided to teach a labeled diagram of an adult salmon, salmon research and writing, the life cycle of a salmon (eggs, alevin, fry, parr, smolt, adult, spawner), compare and contrast salmon and goldfish, salmon can, have, are, fact posters and question sheets, salmon vocabulary, and more!

The activities align to the Common Core standards for Reading Informational Texts and Writing and the Next Generation Science Standards.

They also align to BC's (Canada) Curriculum Core Competencies and learning outcomes for Science:

Grade 1 : Behavioural adaptations of animals in the local environment. Structural features of living things in the local environment.

Grade 2: Similarities and differences between offspring and parent.

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Upon purchase, you will be able to instantly download a PDF file.

The activities included upon instant download:

*Table of Contents

*Full Listings of the COMMON CORE STANDARDS covered in the unit

* KWL (KNOW WONDER LEARN) & SCHEMA about salmon- Sheets & Headers for charts

*ASKING QUESTIONS before, during, and after reading and learning about salmon. Blank template provided for students to record their questions.

* VOCABULARY POSTERS of important salmon words. Features real, full-color photos.

*THEME WORD CARD activity where students must define words about salmon using a glossary and illustrate the meaning.

*VOCABULARY WORD MATCHING activity where students must match salmon vocabulary words with their meaning. You could use these cards to play memory or glue the matches on the provided template.

*7FACT POSTERS provide the teacher and students with information about salmon (all about salmon, habitat, types, appearance, predators, babies, young, adults). For every poster, there is a question sheet.

*SORTING FACTS activity where students must cut and paste facts into the correct category (habitat, life cycle, appearance, etc.) based on information learned from the fact posters.

*Salmon ARE, CAN, HAVE, EAT, LOOK sheet & sorting facts about salmon activity.

*Salmon FACT FINDING sheet is provided. Have students read and record the main facts from the fact posters.

*LABELED DIAGRAM of a Salmon activities & posters

1) 2 anchor charts each (1 with real image & 1 with illustration)

2) Posters & headings to make class anchor charts

3) Cut & paste the labels/name the parts

*Salmon INCUBATION JOURNAL where students can record their observations from outside the tank. Great for salmon in the classroom units.

*LIFE CYCLE of a Salmon activities and posters provided!

1) Anchor chart

2) Posters & headings to make class anchor charts

3) Mini book to write about the life cycle

4) Story book to fill in and draw pictures

5) Cut & paste labels around the life cycle

*COMPARE & CONTRAST with Venn Diagrams. Compare salmon and goldfish; sort facts about each into the correct part of the diagram. One extra sheet provided to compare salmon to another fish, animal, or type of salmon.

*The Life of a Salmon Mini-Book. A fill-in the blanks mini-book with the most important facts about a salmon's day to day life (habitat, life cycle, etc.)

*RESEARCH TEMPLATE for students to record notes that they locate while reading the fact sheets or elsewhere. Organized into headings (appearance, habitat, life cycle, etc.)

*REPORT BOOKLET & WRITING PAPER are provided as a follow up to the research project. Students can put their notes into paragraph form and make a non-fiction book. Many page options included.

*CANADIAN PAGES are provided for Canadian buyers needing Canadian spelling. Duplicate pages are provided with the alternate spelling.

Look at the PREVIEW for an overview of the activities and materials provided in this pack.

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Total Pages
178 pages
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