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:
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
Meaning of Words
Compare and Contrast
Character Point of View
Character and Setting
Facts and Details
Write to Sources
There are Teacher Mini-Lessons on:
•Activating Prior Knowledge
•Stop and Jot
•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!