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Polar Regions
Theme Unit

Critical Thinking
     Draw a sequence of 3 different animals (easier)
     Draw a sequence of 3 different animals (more difficult)
     Draw a sequence of 4 different animals (easier)
     Draw a sequence of 4 different animals (more difficult)


Hidden Pictures
            Polar, puzzle & hat puzzle


Plays:  Reader's Theater Scripts
     How Rocks Were Born: A Story of the Far North (Grades 2-3)
     The Cuckoo: A Siberian Story (Grades 3-4)
     The Old Woman and Her Bear (Grades 3-5)
     The Hearty Animals of the Polar Region (Grades 3-6)
     The Man Who Became a Caribou (Grades 3-8)


Make a Daily Polar Regions Activity Lesson Plan Book
        Daily Polar Regions Activity Lesson Plan Book


Short Reading Comprehensions
Very Quick Readers
     How Does a Walrus Stay Warm? (Very Quick Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Hippity, Hoppity, Hide and Go Seek (Very Quick Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     The Polar Bear (Very Quick Reader; Grades 2-5 Readability)
     Follow the Leader...Arctic Wolf Style! (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-4 Readability)
     Penguins Are Built for Swimming (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     The Puffin (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Beluga Whales (Very Quick Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Insects on the Arctic Tundra (Very Quick Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Frigid Zones (Very Quick Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)

Short Readers
     The Arctic Tundra (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Animals on the Arctic Tundra (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Plants on the Arctic Tundra (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Mr. Penguin, Watch that Egg! (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Lichens (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Walrus (Short Reader; Grades 2-5 Readability)
     Emperor Penguins (Short Reader; Grades 3-4 Readability)
     Penguins (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Reindeer or Caribou (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Tooth-Walkers (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Arctic Terns (Short Reader; Grades 3-6 Readability)
     And Called It Macaroni (Short Reader; Grades 4-5 Readability)
     Polar Regions (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Seasons at the Poles (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Antarctica: Frozen Desert (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     The Northern Lights (Short Reader; Grades 5-6 Readability)
     Lemmings (Short Reader; Grades 5-6 Readability)

Spanish
     ¿Cómo se mantienen calientes las morsas? (grades 2-4)
     El oso polar (grades 2-5)
     Sigue al líder... ¡como el lobo blanco! (grades 3-4)
     Los pingüinos están hechos para nadar (grades 3-5)
     El frailecillo (grades 3-5)
     Las ballenas beluga (grades 4-6)
     Insectos de la tundra ártica (grades 4-6)
     Zonas glaciales (grades 6-8)
     La Tundra Ártica (grades 2-4)
     Animales de la tundra ártica (grades 2-4)
     Plantas de la tundra ártica (grades 2-4)
     Señor Pingüino: ¡Cuíde su huevo! (grades 2-4)
     La morsa (grades 2-5)
     Los pingüinos emperador (grades 3-4)
     ¿Reno o Caribú? (grades 3-5)
     Las Morsas (grades 3-5)
     El gaviotín ártico (grades 3-6)
     Regiones polares (grades 4-6)


Reading Comprehensions
Fiction
     Penny the Pint-Sized Penguin (Grades 2-3)
     Polar Bear Ice-Capade (Grades 2-3)
     Lester the Lemming (Grades 3-5)
     Hayly the Arctic Hare (Grades 3-5)
     Edgar's Adventure (Grades 3-5)
     Todd the Artic Fox (Grades 3-5)
     Wally the Walrus (Grades 3-5)
     The Northern Lights (Grades 3-5)

Non-Fiction
     Introduction to Polar Regions (Grades 3-6)
     Polar Regions (Grades 4-6)
     Polar Regions (Grades 4-8)
     Tundra (Grades 5-8)
     What Is a Taiga? (Grades 6-8)
     Arctic Terns (Grades 3-6)
     Belugas (Grades 6-8)
     Greenland Sharks (Grades 3-5)
     Icefish (Grades 6-8)
     Lemmings (Grades 6-8)
     Narwhals (Grades 6-8)
     Penguins (Grades 3-6)
          Adelie Penguins (Grades 4-7)
          Adelie Penguins (Grades 4-7)
          African Penguins (Grades 4-6)
          Emperor Penguins (Grades 4-7)
          Emperor Penguins (Grades 4-7)
          Galapagos Penguins (Grades 4-8)
          Galapagos Penguins (Grades 5-7)
          Little Blue Penguins (Grades 4-6)
          Macaroni Penguins (Grades 4-6)
          Royal Penguins (Grades 6-8)
          Yellow-Eyed Penguins (Grades 4-7)
     Penguins Theme Unit
     Polar Bears - Introduction (Grades 4-7)
     Polar Bears (Grades 4-6)
     Puffins (Grades 4-6)
     Reindeer (Grades 4-7)
     Seals (Grades 2-3)
     Walruses (Grades 4-7)

Spanish: Reading Comprehensions
     Penny, la pingüina pequeñita (grades 2-3)
     Las Luces del Norte (grades 3-5)
     Introducción a las Regiones Polares (grades 3-6)
     Las regiones polares (grades 4-6)
     Las Regiones Polares (grades 4-8)
     Las Golondrinas Marinas del Ártico (grades 3-6)
     Las Ballenas Belugas (grades 6-8)
     El Pez de Hielo (grades 6-8)
     Los Lemmings (grades 6-8)
     Los Narvales (grades 6-8)
     Los Pingüinos (grades 3-6)
     Pingüinos adelia (grades 4-7)
     Los pingüinos emperador (grades 4-7)
     Pingüinos de las Galápagos (grades 5-7)
     Los Frailecillos

French: Reading Comprehensions
     Les Macareux (grades 4-6)


Leveled Books
            Polar Regions Biome
             Tundra Tales
             Pasha (PDF file)
             Lee and Lena
             Harry the Harlequin (PDF file)
             Sam and Susie (PDF file)
             Narwhals (PDF file)


Funda-blanks
     Polar Trail (grades 1-2)
     The Leopard Seal (grades 1-2)
     An Odd Penguin (grades 2-4)


Book Units
    365 Penguins (Grades K-3)
    Polar Regions (Grades 1-3)
    The Mitten (Grades 1-3)
    Polar Bears (Grades 2-4)
    Magic School Bus #8: Penguin Puzzle (Grades 2-5)
    Polar Bears Past Bedtime (Magic Tree House #12) (Grades 3-4)
    Arctic Tale (Grades 3-5)
    Mr. Popper's Penguins (Grades 3-5)
    Polar Bears and the Arctic (Grades 3-5)
    Dogsong (Grades 4-8)
    Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident (Grades 4-9)


Writing
Replying to Letters


Document Based Activities
     Document Based Activities


Books
            Emperor Penguins (Grades 2-3)
            What Do You Know About Polar Bears? (Grades 2-4)
            Seals in Alaska (Grades 4-6)
            Aurora Australis, the Southern Lights (Grades 5-6)
            Antarctica, Land of Surprises (Grades 6-8)
            Narwhals (Grades 5-6)
            Polar Bears (Grades 5-6)
            The Northern Lights (Grades 5-8)
            Animals on the Arctic Tundra (Grades 5-8)
            Plants on the Arctic Tundra (Grades 5-8)


Compare and Contrast
        Penguin Traits: Compares two of the most dissimilar species of penguins. (Grades 5-6)

Polar Traits: Compares the two most extreme locations on Earth, the North and South Poles (Grades 4-6)

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



Glyphs
        Polar Bear Glyph


Polar Region Animal SUDOKU Puzzles
   4 by 4 Polar Region Animal Sudoku
     Very easy 4 x 4 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys)
     Easy 4 x 4 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys)

4 by 4 Polar Region Animal Sudoku: Includes Hints (blank boxes have smaller animals to pick from)
     Very easy 4 x 4 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys with hints)
     Easy 4 x 4 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys with hints)

6 by 6 Polar Region Animal Sudoku
     Easy 6 x 6 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys)
     Medium 6 x 6 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys)


Polar Region Animal Patterns
     Draw the missing picture: 2 pictures are missing at the end (LARGER pictures)
     Draw the missing picture: 1 picture is missing anywhere in the pattern (LARGER pictures)
     Draw the missing picture: 2 pictures are missing at the end (smaller pictures)
     Draw the missing picture: 1 picture is missing anywhere in the pattern (smaller pictures)


Art Project: Arctic Ocean Mobile (Grades 1-4)
     Art Project: Students make a mobile of animals that live in and near the Arctic Ocean (PDF file)


Coloring
             Polar Region Animals - Hidden Pictures Coloring Book (PDF file)


Finish the Story
     The Flying Penguin (Grades 3-6)
     Floating on the Ocean (Grades 4-6)
     Icy Adventure (Grades 6-8)


What would YOU do?
     A Polar Regions Adventure (Grades 4-6)


Writing
Polar Regions Draw and Write
Polar Regions Draw and Write


Following Directions
            Direction Selection


Dot to Dots
Polar Region: Dot to Dots (booklets - PDF files)
Spelling
     Spelling (challenging)
Alphabet
     Alphabet (lowercase letters)
     Alphabet (CAPITALIZED letters)
Counting
     Mixed: Each page count by a different number
     Count by 1's (easier)
     Count by 1's
     Count by 2's
     Count by 3's
     Count by 4's
     Count by 5's
     Count by 6's
     Count by 7's
     Count by 8's
     Count by 9's
     Count by 10's
     Count by 25's
     Completed drawings (no dot to dots)


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