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Seals {Informational Text, Story & Poem}


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Number of Pages: 80


One seals resource with three different text types: Informational Text, a Fictional Story, and a Non-Fiction Poem. Everything you need for a successful Seals unit! You will receive lesson plans, discussion questions, standards-based responding pages, a seals mini-book and more!

I've provided two ways to interact with the informational text: Magazine Style with two columns per page and Full page which can be used for close reading and annotating.

To help students understand the different seal species there are special Fun Facts About Seals sheets about Weddell, Harp, Harbor, Elephant, Leopard and Hawaiian Monk Seals. The students will enjoy learning facts about each species!

Each literature type has 4-7 printables that are Common Core aligned and cover many of the ELA standards within the 3 major clusters: Key Ideas and Details, Craft and Structure, and Integration of Knowledge and Ideas.

The following topics are covered:

Seal Characteristics

Is it a Seal or a Sea Lion?

Living on Water and Land

Beware of Danger

Time to Eat

Cows and Pups

The following skills are practice with the printables:

Comprehension/Purpose of the Text

Main Idea and Details

Author's Craft

Meaning of Words

Compare and Contrast

Author’s Message

Character Point of View


Story Structure

Character Analyzing

Character and Setting


Facts and Details

Analyzing Poetry

Write to Sources

There are Teacher Mini-Lessons on:

•Activating Prior Knowledge

•Stop and Jot

•Vocabulary Suggestions

•Monitor and Clarify

•Fantasy and Realism

•Student Discussion Activities

The story and poem are both originals that I've written. I enjoyed writing these two fun and interesting pieces that I know 2nd and 3rd grade students will enjoy! Fun, relevant and educational…what more could you ask for!