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Oceans
Theme Unit

Mixed Review - Pick Random Animals
Number of Different Animals
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Writing Prompts
Include a writing prompt for each animal
Do not include writing prompts


Quizzes
Ocean
     Customize Printables (Grades 3-4)
     Oceans Review Quiz - vocabulary, true/false, and multiple choice (Grades 3-4)
     Customize Printables (Grades 5-7)
     Oceans Review Quiz - vocabulary, true/false, and multiple choice (Grades 5-7)

Ocean and Oceanic Animals
     Customize Printables (Grades 3-6)
     Ocean and Ocenic Animals Review Quiz - vocabulary, true/false, and multiple choice (Grades 3-6)


Ocean Creatures Dot to dots
            Extreme Dot to Dots: Ocean Creatures


Find the Objects
             Oceans - Hidden Pictures (PDF file)


Make a Daily Ocean Activity Lesson Plan Book
        Daily Ocean Activity Lesson Plan Book


Short Reading Comprehensions
Very Quick Readers
     A Bubble Net and a Buffet (Very Quick Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Slap Me Some Fin! (Very Quick Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Pacific Ocean (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Swordfish (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     The Seahorse Dance (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Animals in the Ocean: the Biggest and the Smallest (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-6 Readability)
     Beluga Whales (Very Quick Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Leatherback Sea Turtles (Very Quick Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)

Short Readers
     The Seahorse (Short Reader; Grades 1-2 Readability)
     Tides and Sea Life (Short Reader; Grades 1-3 Readability)
     How Are Ocean Waves Made? (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Starfish (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Deep Sea Diners: The Eating Habits of an Octopus (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Walrus (Short Reader; Grades 2-5 Readability)
     Blue Whales (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Tuna (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     It's Super Sockeye! (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Great White Sharks (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Tooth-Walkers (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Seahorses Are Not Horses That Live in the Sea! (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Wavelength, Crest, and Trough (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Where Does Sand Come From? (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     How Ocean Waves Move (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Tidal Range (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     What's Under the Ocean Waves? (Short Reader; Grades 3-6 Readability)
     Narwhals (Short Reader; Grades 4-5 Readability)
     Don't Worry About That Dorsal Fin! (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Stingrays (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Hammerhead Sharks (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Wobbegongs (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Clown Fish and Sea Anemones: Talk About Teamwork! (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Giant Squid (Short Reader; Grades 5-7 Readability)
     SCUBA (Short Reader; Grades 5-8 Readability)
     Hydrothermal Vents (Short Reader; Grades 5-8 Readability)

Spanish
     El Océano Pacífico (grades 3-5)
     El pez espada (grades 3-5)
     Las ballenas beluga (grades 4-6)
     Estrella de mar (grades 2-4)
     La morsa (grades 2-5)
     La ballena azul (grades 3-5)
     Atún (grades 3-5)
     ¡Supersalmón! (grades 3-5)
     El gran tiburón blanco (grades 3-5)
     Las Morsas (grades 3-5)
     ¡No te preocupes por la aleta dorsal! (grades 4-6)
     El pez raya (grades 4-6)
     El tiburón martillo (grades 4-6)
     Wobbegongs (grades 4-6)
     El pez payaso y las anémonas marinas (grades 4-6)
     SCUBA (grades 5-8)


Funda-blanks
     Terror of the Ocean (grades 2-3)
     The Bottom of the Sea (grades 2-3)
     Water, Water, Everywhere (grades 2-3)


Reading Comprehensions
Fiction
     The Aquarium (Grades 2-3)
     Megan Learns the Tides (Grades 2-3)
     The Stormy Shore (Grades 2-3)
     Tidal Pool (Grades 2-3)
     Life Is a Beach (Grades 4-6)
     Permanent Human Colony (Grades 5-6)

Oceans
     Life in a Tide Pool (Grades 1-3)
     Oceans of the World
     Ocean Water on the Move (Grades 4-6)
     The Challenger Deep (Grades 5-6)
     The New Ocean (Grades 5-7)
     Ocean Waves (Grades 6-8)
     Tides (Grades 6-8)
     The Ocean Floor (Grades 8-9)

Ocean Animals
     Come to the Reef (Grade 1)
     A Coral Reef (Grades 2-3)
     Fish of the Reef (Grades 2-3)
     Flippers and Whiskers (Grades 2-3)
     Sea Otters and Manatees (Grades 2-3)
     Whales and Dolphins (Grades 2-3)
     Introduction to Animal Life in Oceans (Grades 3-6)
     Animal Life in Oceans (Grades 4-8)
     Basics of Fish (Grades 4-6)
     Types of Fish (Grades 3-6)
     Basking Sharks (Grades 4-6)
     Bristle Worms (Grades 3-6)
     Chitons (Grades 4-8)
     Cnidarians (Grades 6-8)
     Cookie-Cutter Sharks (Grades 3-5)
     Coral Reefs (Grades 3-6)
     Corals (Grades 4-8)
     Crabs (Grades 3-6)
     Crustaceans (Grades 3-5)
     Crustaceans
     Dolphins (Grades 4-8)
     Eels (Grades 4-6)
     Giant Squids (Grades 4-6)
     Gray Whales (Grades 4-6)
     Great Barracudas (Grades 6-8)
     Greenland Sharks (Grades 3-5)
     Gulls (Grades 4-7)
     Hagfish (Grades 3-6)
     Hammerhead Sharks (Grades 6-8)
     Horseshoe Crabs (Grades 3-6)
     Humpback Whales (Grades 5-7)
     Jellyfish (Grades 4-7)
     Jellies (Grades 4-7)
     Killer Whales (Grades 6-7)
     Loons (Grades 3-6)
     Mantis Shrimps (Grades 4-7)
     Nautiluses (Grades 6-8)
     Ocean Sunfish (Grades 4-7)
     Octopuses (Grades 3-6)
     Remoras (Grades 4-7)
     Salmon (Grades 6-8)
     Sea Fireflies (Grades 5-6)
     Sea Otters (Grades 4-7)
     Sea Urchins (Grades 4-7)
     Seahorses (Grades 2-4)
     Seahorses (Grades 4-7)
     Seals (Grades 3-6)
     Sharks (Grades 4-6)
     Sponges (Grades 6-8)
     Walruses (Grades 4-7)
     Whale Sharks (Grades 3-5)
     Whales (Grades 3-6)

Spanish
     El nuevo océano (grades 5-7)
     Ballenas y delfines (grades 2-3)
     Información Básica de los Peces (grades 4-6)
     Tipos de Peces (grades 3-6)
     El tiburón cortapastas (grades 3-5)
     Las Grandes Barracudas (grades 6-8)
     El Pez Luna (grades 4-7)
     El Salmón (grades 6-8)
     Las Nutrias Marinas (grades 4-7)
     Los Caballitos de Mar (grades 4-7)
     Los Tiburones (grades 4-6)
     Los Tiburones Ballena (grades 3-5)


Plays:  Reader's Theater Scripts
     The Wonderful World of Whales (Grades 2-3)


Leveled Books
            Between the Tides
            The Ocean
            The Ocean Biome
            Bad Billy
            Sailor Sal
             What's Up, Wally? (PDF file)
             Pretty Is As Pretty Does (PDF file)
             Go Away! (PDF file)
            That's One Scary Looking Fish: The Deep Sea Anglerfish
            Come See the Coral Reef
            The Walrus
            A Sneaky, Snaky Thing
            You're in the Army Now
            Not Quite a Hero
            If I Had an Octopus
        Judy Jellyfish

        Olivia Finds a Glass Float

        Larry and the Lady Lobster

        Wes the Whale



Books
            Oil in the Gulf (Grades 3-4)
            The Tale of my New Tail (Grades 3-4)
            Oh My! It's a Monk Seal! (Grades 3-4)
            Ocean Life in the Intertidal Zone (Grades 4-6)
            Ocean Habitat (Grades 3-5)
            Baleen Whales (Grades 4-6)
            Whales (Grades 4-6)
            Toothed Whales (Grades 4-6)
            Ocean Zones (Grades 5-6)
            The Neritic Zone (Grades 5-6)
            El Nino (Grades 5-6)
            Bright Lights in the Deep, Dark Sea (Grades 4-5)
            Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Shark Attack (Reading Level 4-5; Interest Level 5-12)


Document Based Activities
     Document Based Activities


Compare and Contrast
        Mammal Traits: Compares three polar residents (Grades 3-4)

Animal Traits: Compares three commonly confused sea creatures (Grades 3-4)

Animal Traits: Compares two popular forms of sea life (Grades 3-4)

Sea Animal Traits: Compares two similarly named animals (Grades 3-4)

Whale Traits: Compares two species of whale (Grades 5-6)

Ocean Traits: Compares three of the world's oceans (Grades 3-4)

Fish Traits: Compares three different kinds of fish (Grades 3-4)

Fish Traits: Compares two similar fish (Grades 5-6)

Sea Animal Traits: Compares two popular sea creatures (Grades 5-6)

Ocean Zones: Compares three of the ocean's zones (Grades 3-4)

Ocean Animal Traits: Compares the biggest and smallest animals in the ocean (Grades 3-4)

Animals with "horse" in their name Traits: Compares two animals with similar faces (Grades 5-6)


Compare and Contrast Two Things (fifth grade)
Compare and Contrast Two Things (sixth grade)
Compare and Contrast Two Things (seventh grade)


Writing
Replying to Letters


Activity Pages
            Sea Creatures Activity Book


Pick and Stick Patterns - Bulletin Board Display for Class Discussion
            Pick and Stick Patterns "The Ocean"


Book Units
    The Rainbow Fish (Grades K-3)
    Lightship (Grades 1-3)
    Sea Turtles (Grades 1-3)
    The Magic School Bus - On the Ocean Floor (Grades 1-3)
    The Fishy Field Trip (Magic School Bus Chapter Book #18) (Grades 2-4)
    Coral Reefs (Grades 2-5)
    Dark Day in the Deep Sea Magic Tree House #39 (Grades 2-5)
    Magic School Bus #3: The Wild Whale Watch (Grades 2-5)
    Dolphins at Daybreak (Magic Tree House #9) (Grades 3-4)
    Dive: Book Three: The Danger (Grades 3-5)
    Island: Book One: Shipwreck (Grades 3-5)
    Sharks (Grades 3-5)
    Dive: Book One: The Discovery (Grades 3-6)
    Dive: Book Two: The Deep (Grades 3-6)
    Island of the Blue Dolphins (Grades 4-6)
    Kensuke's Kingdom (Grades 4-6)
    Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book Four: The Battle of the Labyrinth (Grades 4-6)
    Stranded (Grades 4-6)
    Call It Courage (Grades 4-7)
    The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (Grades 5-8)
    Zia (Grades 5-8)
    The Music of Dolphins (Grades 6-8)
    The Wanderer (Grades 6-9)
    Treasure Island (Grades 7-12)


Ocean Coloring Book
     Oceans coloring book (PDF file)


Oceans Analogies
             Oceans Analogies


Art Project
     Ocean art project (PDF file)

Helpful link for the Ocean Art project
     Ocean shapes (from classroom helpers)


Finish the Story
     Sailing into Danger (Grades 3-4)
     Under the Sea (Grades 3-5)
     Sailing, Sailing (Grades 3-6)
     Fish Round Up (Grades 4-5)
     Sailing the High Seas (Grades 6-8)


Writing
Draw and Write
Oceans Draw and Write


Crossword Puzzle
     Oceans Crossword Puzzle


Picture Puzzles
     Ocean Animals (Pictures)
     Ocean Animals (Pictures and Names)
     Ocean Animals (Pictures, Names, and Misspellings)



More Activities and Printables
        
Coral
        
Coral Reef
        
Habitats
        
Oceans
        
Octopuses
        
Sponges
        
Tides
        
Whales


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