Your class will eat this resource up! ;) And you'll love the quick, daily practice they get with beginning and ending sounds, blends, digraphs, and sight words... all "cleverly disguised" as an engaging animal research project. Hahaha! Let's dive in!
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This popular freebie is a PDF file that can be printed and made into a packet for each of your students. An answer key and teaching tips are included for you, teachers.
To really make your student's learning come to life, for only $1, you can grab the link to all the best 14 teacher-approved video clips that coordinate with the lessons HERE: ✅ Sharks
I like to work through the packet by doing one page a day together and following up our work with 2-3 fun video clips. The first page is a shark diagram (complete with fabulous facts about each part!). You'll guide students as they fill in each label (In my class we s-t-r-e-t-c-h out the word as a whole group and they help me figure out which letters we're hearing. As I write it on my paper, they're all writing on theirs, too.... it's super engaging.).
Other pages include: habitat, food, babies, and fun facts. Each page includes about 10 blanks where students will (with your guidance) fill in things like: missing letter sounds (beginning and ending), simple sight words, blends, digraphs, or numbers. It's all very AUTHENTIC and IN-CONTEXT, which makes it more MEANINGFUL and FUN for everyone!!!
By the end of the 5 days, your little learners will have gained lots of great literacy practice and they'll feel like proud little shark experts! Chances are good YOU will have even learned some cool new info as well (I know I learned a lot researching and creating this project- sharks are fascinating! I worked hard to pull out truly interesting facts and not just the basic blah blah blah we've heard before). :)