What are the two groups of whales?
What are the differences between whales and fish?
Students will be able to tell the difference between fish and mammals.
Students will know the characteristics of toothed and baleen whales.
Daily Whale Facts booklet
K-W-L chart where they fill in the L column
Day One: Listen to whale sounds found at http://dkd.net/whales/wsound.html
Chart paper with K-W-L heading.
E-mail questions to http://whale.wheelock.edu/
Basal series Spotlight on Literacy from Macmillan McGraw-Hill. The story
Students will read is Henry’s Wrong Turn. We will also use the story tape
and practice book of skills that go along with the series.
Day Two: Whale/fish song from Primary Mailbox June/July 1997
Whales and Fish PowerPoint presentation.
Whale Facts Booklet from Primary Mailbox June/July 1997
Toothed or Baleen? worksheet from Whales by Evan-Moor 1989
Label parts of a whale on a drawing.
Day Three: Shared reading of spotlight books from our basal series: Skipper The
Humpback Whale by Barbara Seuling and A Whale of a Show by
On line quiz found on www.allaboutwhales.com
|In order to do this lesson, you must have the basal series Spotlight on Literacy from Macmillan McGraw Hill.