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  • Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade
  • Subjects: Reading, Science
  • Product Type: Printable
  • Format: Digital product, Downloadable

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Total Price: $36.00

Product Description

This 'All About Whales' pack has almost 150 pages full of everything you need for your whale theme. It includes whale science, reading, and non-fiction writing activities to teach all about whales {toothed whales and baleen whales}. Whale printables and materials are provided to teach a labeled diagram, research and write a report about whales, the different whale types, compare and contrast, can/have/are/eat/look, fact sheets, whale life cycle, and more!

This pack has everything you need to teach about whales (lesson suggestions, printables, activities, anchor charts, headings for charts, templates, sorts, & much more!). 

The activities align to the Common Core standards for Reading Informational Texts and Writing and the Next Generation Science Standards for Grades 1 & 3.


Upon purchase, you will be able to instantly download a PDF file. 
The activities included upon instant download:

*Full Listing and links to the COMMON CORE STANDARDS covered in the unit

*4 page FACT SHEETS providing the teacher and students with information on the appearance, habitat & migration, life cycle, diet, and interesting facts.

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

*Tons of VOCABULARY CARDS (for every word bold in the fact sheets provided)

* DEFINITION & WORD MATCH activity where students must match cards together.

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

*SORTING FACTS activity where students must cut and paste facts into the correct category (appearance, diet, etc.)

*CAN, HAVE, ARE, EAT, LOOK sheets & optional list of facts to sort under the correct headings

*CLOSE READING activity. Read the passage provided and answer questions and make connections based on the text.

*FINDING INTERESTING FACTS sheet is provided. Have students read and record the main facts from the fact sheets.

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

*TYPES OF WHALES CRAFT - make a craft with examples of toothed whales and baleen whales. Can be used as a measurement activity to put the whales in order by size.

*LABELED DIAGRAM activities & posters 
1) Anchor Charts
2) Posters & Heading to make class anchor charts
3) Cut & paste the labels/name the parts

*COMPARE & CONTRAST with Venn Diagrams. Sort fact sheets are provided for students to place in the correct location. Comparisons between different subjects (whales & fish) and between types of whales (baleen & toothed).

*RESEARCH TEMPLATE for students to record notes that they locate while reading the fact sheets or elsewhere. Organized into headings (diet, habitat & migration, 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.

*WHALE TYPE DICTIONARY for students to learn about the different types of whales.

*LIFE CYCLE MINI STORYBOOK for students to fill in and illustrate to describe the life cycle of a whale.

Look at the PREVIEW for an 10 page overview of the activities and materials provided in this pack.

Check out the BLOG POST written about this whale unit HERE

You might also be interested in other Non-Fiction ELA & Science units available in my store HERE.

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