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Ocean Animals: A Research and Writing Project PLUS Centers!

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Make learning about oceans and ocean animals fun with these engaging, language-building activities!  This research project includes low-prep graphic organizers, labeling, and writing activities to discuss and learn about ocean animals while meeting science standards!

Lead your students to discuss ocean animals while meeting science standards with this science of reading-aligned resource.

Here's what you'll get:

  • Graphic organizers
  • Recording sheets
  • Writing and drawing activities
  • Read aloud book suggestions
  • Culminating tasks
  • Math & literacy centers

Your students will love learning about  14 different animals and you’ll love that they’re engaged and having fun!   They'll meet science and ELA standards while developing vocabulary and language skills, and working on higher-order thinking skills.

Prep is quick and easy... Just print the labels and assemble the graphic organizers and recording pages!

Included activities:

  1. Schema maps
  2. KWL charts
  3. Suggested read alouds
  4. Graphic organizers for 14 different animals
  5. Labeling activities
  6. Compare/contrast 
  7. Culminating task
  8. Writing activities and rubrics
  9. Vocabulary

10 Math and Literacy Centers:

  • Adding Crabs (to 10)
  • Subtracting Clams (to 10)
  • Jellyfish Ten Frame Matching
  • Dolphins Place Value Matching
  • Scuba H Words (digraphs)
  • Sea Horse Beginning Sounds Matching
  • Lobster Ending Sounds Matching
  • Shark Middle Sounds Matching
  • Starfish CVC Word Matching
  • Shell CVC-E Word Matching

    Read our blog post on this research project: Ocean Animals Research & Writing 


    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Mary S. says:  “My students loved this resource and it was so easy to put together. The skills were appropriate for differentiation and exactly what they needed!

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  Lavron B. says:  “When I tell you this made my end-of-the-year animal projects in Kindergarten so much more manageable and easy for my students to complete the activity I'm not lying!  This was one of the best purchases I've made in a long time!”

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Madeline M. says:  “I used these for an inquiry into sea animals with my students. I loved the graphic organizers to help model how to organize information when researching in a way that is accessible for my kindergartners.”

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Alexis A. says:  “Have this project! Love how it pushes and challenges students to engage and think more in-depth around a topic.”


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    Greg & Jason Warren

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