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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:
**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:
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.
TEACHERS LIKE YOU SAID…
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 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!”
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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