Sunday, June 26, 2016

Shark Week: Take a Bite Out of Learning

It's that time again! I am so excited to be hosting this year's Shark Week link-up with Matt from Digital: Divide and Conquer.

I'm a fourth grade science teacher who used to work as a reading specialist, so I am always looking for ways to incorporate a little reading into my science lessons. One of our standards asks kids to look at how fossils are used to tell us about the past, and I love to get kids comparing prehistoric creatures with similar ones alive today.

Of course, kids LOVE to read about a giant shark called the megalodons- so for Shark Week, I'm sharing this quick freebie with you! On this "Then vs. Now" passage, your kids will have a chance to compare and contrast great white sharks and megalodons using the color-coding strategy that's been so popular in my Text Detectives- Find the Text Evidence resources.

Better yet, this asks them to go beyond just color-coding and use text evidence to write an essay that compares and contrasts these two sharks. I hope your kids really enjoy learning about these amazing animals! Click on the photo above or click HERE to download.

Be sure to go on to Heather's blog at Learning with Mrs. Langley and check out her freebie. You can follow the hop around or look at the Inlinkz below to find some great resources for your classroom- but hurry! These JAWSOME freebies may only be free during Shark Week!

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  2. WAH! Not sure what happened to my comment up above. :) Thank you so much for sharing this then/now freebie! I know my students are going to love it!

    Cassie Dahl

  3. What a great activity! Many thanks. Sandy

  4. Great Shark Reading Resource! Thanks!

  5. I love the color coding idea! Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this hop, Jenny!
    Linda at Primary Inspiration

  6. LOVE it!! Thank you so much!!


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