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This Polar Bear resource has 150+ pages full of everything you need to teach polar bears. It includes tons of polar bear science and non-fiction ELA activities. This pack has everything you need to teach about polar bears (lesson suggestions, printables, activities, anchor charts, headings for charts, templates, sorts, & much more!).
Polar bear printables and materials are provided to teach a labeled diagram of a polar bear, polar bear research and writing, the life cycle of a polar bear and cub, compare and contrast female and male polar bears, polar bear can, have, are, fact posters and question sheets, polar bear vocabulary, arctic animals craft, and more!
You can get this unit in the Non-Fiction & Science for the Whole Year Bundle. This bundle has many units covering themes for the whole year.
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 polar bears- Sheets & Headers for charts
*ASKING QUESTIONS before, during, and after reading and learning about polar bears. Blank template provided for students to record their questions.
* VOCABULARY POSTERS of common polar bear words. Features real, full-color photos.
*THEME WORD CARD activity where students must define words about polar bears using a glossary and illustrate the meaning.
*VOCABULARY WORD MATCHING activity where students must match polar bear vocabulary words with their meaning. You could use these cards to play memory or glue the matches on the provided template.
*7 FACT POSTERS provide the teacher and students with information about polar bears (behavior, habitat, hunting/diet, appearance, life cycle and cubs). For every poster, there is a question sheet.
*SORTING FACTS activity where students must cut and paste facts into the correct category (diet, life cycle, appearance, etc.) based on information learned from the fact posters.
*Polar Bear ARE, CAN, HAVE, EAT, LOOK sheet & sorting facts about polar bears activity.
*Polar Bear FACT FINDING sheet is provided. Have students read and record the main facts from the fact posters.
*LABELED DIAGRAM of a Polar Bear 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
*LIFE CYCLE of a Polar Bear and Cubs 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 female and male polar bears; sort facts about each into the correct part of the diagram. One extra sheet provided to compare polar bears to another arctic or other animal.
*TYPES OF ARCTIC ANIMALS CRAFT. Provide each student with the materials to make an arctic animals craft.Students can color and label them, order arctic animals by size, and glue them on to a strip of paper.
*The Life of a Polar Bear Mini-Book. A fill-in the blanks mini-book with the most important facts about a polar bear's day to day life (behaviors, mating, hunting, etc.)
*RESEARCH TEMPLATE for students to record notes that they locate while reading the fact sheets or elsewhere. Organized into headings (appearance, diet, 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.
The activities align to the Common Core standards for Reading Informational Texts and Writing and the Next Generation Science Standards.
Upon purchase, you will be able to instantly download a PDF file.
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