Highlighted by dynamic and accurate line art of many species of shark, this unit covers a fascinating topic on several fronts: literature, science facts, creative writing, research skills, art and math. The underlying emphasis throughout is on an understanding of this creature that is so often misunderstood and feared. Topics covered include: sizes of various sharks, anatomy, comparisons to bony fish and whales, life cycle, habitat, geographic distribution, food, natural enemies and interaction with people. There are poems, a crossword puzzle, shark mobiles, shark art, a SHARK radio skit to be acted out, activity sheets and patterns. Also includes a Dictionary page, with which students can build vocabulary, guidelines for story writing, a Fact or Opinion page, a connect-the-dots page, and plenty of creative writing exercises, such as A Sea of Super Shark Sentences and Using Your Imagination. Includes complete, step-by-step instructions for all activities. All pages are reproducible and perforated for easy removal.
In each of these complete cross-curricular science-centered units you get:Teacher resource pages, Science, Reproducible activity sheets and Creative writing.
In each science-centered unit you get: Information pages, Reproducible activity sheets, Center ideas, Book-making projects, Literature connections, Art projects.
These units are a perfect choice for teachers seeking to integrate instruction. Use the activites to complement your curriculum. Learning becomes more meaningful when concepts are presented in a number of curriculum areas. Lessons can be teacher directed at lower levels; independent or cooperative group activities at 4th and 5th.
|Publisher:||Evan-Moor Educational Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||8.54(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.24(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 11 Years|