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Dive into learning with sharks! Your students will become shark experts with the help of this packet.
This Sharks packet covers the following topics:
- About Sharks
- Different Sizes of Sharks
- Where Do Sharks Live?
- What Do Sharks Eat?
- Shark Babies
- Shark Lifespan
- All About Whale Sharks
- All About Hammerhead Sharks
- All About Tiger Sharks
- All About Great White Sharks
Here is what is included:
Part 1: Posters to hang in your classroom and to use while introducing sharks (real life photographs that showcase important vocabulary).
Part 2: All About Sharks: These article pages were designed as a way for you to "hook" your students at the beginning of your shark unit. You can display the article pages on your document camera as a whole group or print and display during small group instruction.
Part 3: Differentiated Life of a Shark Mini-Books - These are differentiated mini-books that can be used during small group instruction.There are three versions. Each version is slightly easier than the last. I wanted to give you options because I know that many of our students come in reading at different ability levels. It is up to you to pick and choose which articles you use with your groups. You can either print in color and laminate or print them in grayscale. Text-Dependent Response sheets follow!
Part 4: Different Kinds of Sharks Close Reading Passages: These articles are PERFECT to help you and your students get into the groove of closely reading a text that requires multiple reads and answering text-dependent questions.These can either be done together in small group OR with guided support. Questions about each close reading passage are included.
Part 5: True/False Shark Activity: After learning facts about sharks, students will sort the sentences according to whether they are true or false. I've also provided a cut/paste sheet too that requires students to read simple sentences and glue them in the correct column.
I also provided many additional real photographs of sharks to help enhance your students' learning experience.
Part 6: Graphic Organizers Galore - These graphic organizers, vocabulary books, and independent practice sheets can be used however you wish! I tried to offer you many different options to help meet the needs of your diverse group.