Partner plays are great fun for students, but they also offer a way to build content area concepts too. This oceanography focused script includes important vocabulary and information related to the ocean floor, waves, and more. You can build concepts AND work on fluency and comprehension at the same time!
HOW TEACHERS CAN USE THIS PARTNER PLAY FOR OCEAN STUDIES:
This four page script can be used with intervention groups needing additional support in the area of science and reading, in a fluency literacy station during your small group rotations, or in science class to work in additional reading opportunities. It is a combination of Reader's Theater and Close Reading.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS RESOURCE?
The Four Page Partner Play
A Quick Write about Ocean Facts
A vocabulary page to practice with using context clues (scientific words) and Word Cards
Questioning task cards (12 cards) that hit the higher level of Blooms and require students to cite text evidence and explain their thinking with a response sheet
A comprehension page for during or after that requires students to record text information
My Trip to the Ocean Floor (A Pirate's Journey Writing Prompt)
MORE ABOUT THE RESOURCE:
The target grade level for this resource is fourth or fifth grades since oceanography is typically taught at these grade levels. It includes 17 pages total and takes about 3-4 lessons to complete all of the activities included.
For a detailed look at this unit, a watermarked preview is available showing all of the pages in the resource.
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Mrs O Knows (TpT Seller) says, "Don't you have incredible timing? As you know, I'm addicted to these wonderful sets! How wonderful to find that you have an ocean-themed script just in time for my oceanography unit! This will be a fantastic addition to our studies. Thank you so much! Happy New Year!"