Whale Science & Non-Fiction ELA Unit
Whale Science & Non-Fiction ELA Unit
Whale Science & Non-Fiction ELA Unit
Whale Science & Non-Fiction ELA Unit
Whale Science & Non-Fiction ELA Unit

Whale Science & Non-Fiction ELA Unit

Sale price$10.75

Do you need engaging lesson ideas and activities to teach students about whales this summer? These non-fiction ELA and science mini-lessons and activities are a fun way for your learners to discover more about Baleen whales and Toothed whales. 

This resource will help your first grade, second grade, or third grade students build writing skills, understand informational text, and build reading comprehension while they learn interesting facts about different types of whales such as blue whales, orcas, and dolphins.

⭐ Create anchor charts to lead your lessons and use the low-prep activities to teach a comprehensive unit that supports every student in your classroom.

⭐ Students will discover all about whales by reading captivating non-fiction text that is written in student language and completing partner projects and independent activities.

⭐ Whale printable templates and materials are provided to teach how to draw and label a whale, the life cycle of a whale, conduct a whale research project, learn whale facts and vocabulary, create a whale craft, and more to fill your summer, mammal or ocean themed unit!

What you get in this HUGE Whale unit:

  • Visual activity instructions for your lessons
  • Non-fiction children’s book list about whales to use for your project
  • Know, Wonder, Learn (KWL) & Schema activities with anchor chart headers
  • Vocabulary and fact posters with real photographs
  • Vocabulary activities – matching & cards
  • Fact sorting and recording pages
  • Labeled diagrams of a whale
  • Printable booklets for kids to fill-in, read, and draw
  • Life cycle of a whale with anchor chart headers, activities, and mini books
  • Whale photo analysis
  • Differentiated writing prompts
  • Whale directed drawing
  • Whale writing and craft
  • Research report booklet and writing paper
  • Compare & contrast Baleen whales and Toothed whales on a Venn Diagram

**Check out the PREVIEW for a thorough look into what this resource includes!**

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.

Why You Need the All About Whales unit:

  • This unit provides several activities and template choices making it easy to differentiate and meet the needs of your students.
  • Real facts are presented to your students in a fun, engaging way with photographs to keep them focused and excited to learn more.
  • This resource helps you facilitate meaningful lessons and discussions about whales to enhance understanding of related vocabulary and facts.
  • Build oral reading fluency and comprehension skills with the included stories and ELA activities.
  • Easily display, teach and organize the facts and vocabulary for this unit with the easy-to-print anchor chart pieces.
  • Use the included tools to facilitate a fun whale research project! 

The best part? This resource saves you time as it comes with print-and-go activities and everything you’d need to teach your students about whales.


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sayuri A. says, “This was a great bundle of resources and fun activities for my students. We learned so much about whales. Thank you for sharing.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rita G. says, “What a wonderful supplement to our Amazing Whales unit. The graphics/pictures helped the students and the diagrams were wonderful! Thank you!”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Melissa B. says, “This is the first time I've left feedback for a product. I absolutely love this unit. It is perfect and worth every penny. I use it with my first graders and work on it in whole group, small group, and independently. It is a great research/writing unit. They have really grown as writers and researchers. We also incorporated other texts, articles and video. But this unit is truly a gem!”


You might also be interested in these Non-Fiction ELA & Science units:
All About Penguins
All About Spiders
All About Fall
All About Butterflies
All About Chickens.
All About Frogs
All About Whales

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

 Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):

First grade-W.1.2, W.1.7, RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI1.3, RI.1.4, RI.1.5, RI.1.6, RI.1.7, RI.1.9, RI.1.10

Second grade-W.2.2, W.2.7, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI2.3, RI.2.4, RI.2.5, RI.2.6, RI.2.7, RI.2.9, RI.2.10

Third grade-W.3.2, W.3.7, W.3.8, W.3.10, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.6, RI.3.7, RI.3.9, RI.3.10 

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