edHelper.com
Shining Sea, Come Back



Shining Sea, Come Back
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 1 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.49

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    caption, decompose, high-pressure, hot-water, lasts, layer, lines, nets, photosynthesis, seals, shoreline, spills, tanker, toxic, twilight, watery-blue
     content words:    Exxon Valdez


Print Shining Sea, Come Back
     Print Shining Sea, Come Back  (font options, pick words for additional puzzles, and more)


Quickly Print - PDF format
     Quickly Print: PDF (2 columns per page)

     Quickly Print: PDF (full page)


Quickly Print - HTML format
     Quickly Print: HTML


Proofreading Activity
     Print a proofreading activity


Feedback on Shining Sea, Come Back
     Leave your feedback on Shining Sea, Come Back  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



Shining Sea, Come Back
By Colleen Messina
  

1     Caption: Workers using high-pressure, hot-water washing to clean an oiled shoreline after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989.
 
2     Part of America the Beautiful is about a "shining sea." What do you think of when you hear those words? A clean, fresh ocean? It is too bad that the ocean is not that clean. Ocean pollution is a big problem.
 
3     The ocean covers 70% of the Earth's surface. The ocean has different layers in it like a big, watery-blue layer cake. These layers are called zones. The top zone has a happy name. It is the sunshine zone. It goes down about 600 feet.

Paragraphs 4 to 9:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable


Extended Activities:

1.  Draw a picture of the sunshine zone of the ocean. Include at least two animals and two fish in your picture.

2.  Does your family recycle anything? If yes, explain how you do it. If not, write about a plan that your family could do to start recycling.



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


More Lessons
             May World Problems and Issues
             First Grade Reading Comprehensions and 1st Grade Reading Lessons
             Second Grade Reading Comprehensions and 2nd Grade Reading Lessons
             World Problems


More Activities, Lesson Plans, and Worksheets


Back to School
Graphic Organizers
Alphabet Worksheets
Sight Words
Math Worksheets
Mazes
50 States

Monthly Themes
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Fractions
Place Value
Time and Calendar
Money
Earth Day
Solar System
Analogies
Nouns
Following Directions
Listening
Capitalization
Cursive Writing
Patterns and Sequencing
Dinosaurs
All About Me

Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade

Multiplication
Division
Main Idea
Cause and Effect
Measurement
Decimals
Rounding
Order of Operations
Verbs
Community Helpers
Adjectives
Plants
Grammar
Addition and Subtraction
Contractions
Bulletin Board Ideas
Word Searches
Crossword Puzzles
Printable Puzzles

Reading Comprehension
Reading Skills
English Language Arts





Copyright © 2011 edHelper