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Comprehension and Critical Thinking
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Safety Net for Salmon’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about pacific salmon in the ocean.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘A Science and a Sport’, features an informational text about the different types of fish and an announcement about a fishing contest. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the texts and includes questions about classification, cause and effect, detail, and reasoning. The task also prompts students …More

Poetry
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This Poetry worksheet, ‘Acid Rain’, features a poem about air and water pollution. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the poem and includes questions about drawing a conclusion, reasoning, detail, figurative language, validity, author’s purpose, vocabulary, and making a judgment. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘All About Oceans’ encourages students to use prior knowledge and experience to comprehend and respond to new information found in text. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 7 readers.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Arctic Quest’, features two texts about the polar explorers Matthew Henson and Robert Peary. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the texts and includes questions about drawing a conclusion, making an inference, character, detail, reasoning, and comparison/contrast.

Sea Creatures
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This article, ‘All About Sea Creatures: Coral’, provides information about coral. It features interesting facts about coral and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Coral Reefs’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Art Project
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This art project ‘Crayon Resist Fish’ enables students to create fish-themed crayon resist pictures. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of basic artistic procedures. It provides a list of materials, easy-to-follow step-by-step art instructions and a recommended art book.

Sea Creatures
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This article, ‘All About Sea Creatures: Crustaceans’, describes crustaceans. It provides factual information and features colourful and engaging photographs.

Sea Creatures
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This article, ‘All About Sea Creatures: Danger in the Water,’ profiles venomous sea creatures. It provides factual information and features colourful and engaging photographs.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
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This reading comprehension activity ‘Exploring the Deep’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about Sylvia Earle, a marine biologist who explores the ocean.

Sea Creatures
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This article, ‘All About Sea Creatures: Fish’, provides information about fish. It features interesting facts and colourful and engaging photographs.

Art Project
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This art project ‘Fish Banner’ enables students to create fish-themed banners. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of basic artistic procedures. It provides a list of materials, easy-to-follow step-by-step art instructions and a recommended art book.

Early Learning Activities
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This early learning activity, ‘Five Little Fishes’ provides instructions on how to make whale and fish models followed by an accompanying song.

Endangered
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This article, ‘Endangered: Flatback Turtles’, provides information about this endangered species. It is aimed at broadening students’ environmental awareness and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Sea Creatures
No. of pages: 3

This article, ‘Help! It’s a Jellyfish!’, provides information about jellyfish. It features interesting facts about thi venomous creature and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 5

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Keiko Goes Home’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about Keiko, a famous whale kept in an aquarium.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Killer Bees’, features an informational text about a new strain of honeybee that has appeared in North, Central, and South America. The worksheet encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about making a judgment, reasoning, fact/opinion, comparison/contrast, detail, cause/effect, vocabulary, detail, and presentation. …More

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Killer Whale’ asks students to answer questions about killer whales. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions, form opinions and think about word meanings.

Oral Language Photo Activity
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This oral language photo activity ‘Seal’, enhances vocabulary and concept development by providing a thought-provoking visual stimulus that can be used as a prompt to engage students in discussion. Each photo is complete with an accompanying lesson plan featuring tips and activities to develop oral language and vocabulary further.

Oral Language Photo Activity
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This oral language photo activity ‘Whale’, enhances vocabulary and concept development by providing a thought-provoking visual stimulus that can be used as a prompt to engage students in discussion. Each photo is complete with an accompanying lesson plan featuring tips and activities to develop oral language and vocabulary further.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Life at the Bottom of the Ocean’ encourages students to recognise spelling errors, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Spelling
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In this worksheet, ‘Life Under the Sea Word Search’ students find words related to the sea.

Art Project
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This art project, ‘Make a Turtle Mosaic’ provides instructions for making a turtle mosaic using different coloured and sized foam shapes.

Art Project
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This art project, ‘Make an Octopus Friend’ provides instructions for making an octopus figure using a polystyrene cup and different coloured paints.

Art Project
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This art project, ‘Make Your Own Clown Fish’ provides instructions for making a clown fish using a polystyrene egg and paint.

Art Project
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This art project, ‘Make Your Own Turtle’ provides instructions for making a turtle using a half polystyrene ball and paint.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Making a Scrapbook’, features a procedural text about creating a photo scrapbook of a family holiday. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about questioning, author’s purpose, persuasion, reasoning, detail, vocabulary, sequence, making an inference, and categorisation. Answer sheet provided with file …More

Sea Creatures
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This article, ‘All About Sea Creatures: Mammals’, describes marine mammals. It provides factual information and features colourful and engaging photographs.

Sea Creatures
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This article, ‘All About Sea Creatures: Meet a Seahorse’, describes seahorses. It provides factual information and features colourful and engaging photographs.

Sea Creatures
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This article, ‘All About Sea Creatures: Meet a Starfish’, provides information about starfish. It includes colourful photographs to engage students.

Sea Creatures
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This article, ‘All About Sea Creatures: Meet an Octopus’, features interesting facts about octopuses. It includes colourful photographs to engage students.

Sea Creatures
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This article, ‘All About Sea Creatures: Molluscs’, describes molluscs. It provides factual information and features colourful and engaging photographs.

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘Ocean Life’ helps students to write about keeping an ocean animal as a pet. It encourages students to think about the organisms that live in the world’s oceans and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Ocean Microbes’ encourages students to recognise spelling errors, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Sea Creatures
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This infographic, ‘All About Sea Creatures: On the Menu’, illustrates a food chain of sea creatures. It features labels and photographs to show who eats who in the seas.

Art Project
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This art project ‘Painting on Seashells’ enables students to create seascape paintings on seashells. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of basic artistic procedures. It provides a list of materials, easy-to-follow step-by-step art instructions and a list of recommended art books.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘People Should Not Capture Whales’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about whales in water parks.

Art Project
No. of pages: 2

This art project ‘Pie Plate Fish’ enables students to create fish out of pie plates. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of basic artistic procedures. It provides a list of materials, easy-to-follow step-by-step art instructions and a list of recommended art books.

Sea Creatures
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This article, ‘All About Sea Creatures: Plants’, describes different kinds of aquatic plants. It provides factual information and features colourful and engaging photographs.

Ocean
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This article, ‘Protecting the Seas’, provides information about Australia’s network of marine reserves. It is aimed at broadening students’ environmental and geographical awareness and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Sea Creatures
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This article, ‘All About Sea Creatures: Reptiles’, describes marine reptiles. It provides factual information and features colourful and engaging photographs.

Sea Creatures
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This article, ‘All About Sea Creatures: Sea Birds’, describes sea birds. It provides factual information and features colourful and engaging photographs.

Reading
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This reading activity, ‘Sea Creatures’ provides opportunities for practice with reading information about marine animals and answering the comprehension questions.

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘Sea Monster’ helps students to write about a large sea creature that might live under the ocean. It encourages students to think about mysterious sea creatures and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Seashells’ asks students to answer questions about seashells and where they come from. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions and think about word meanings.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Secrets of the Giant Squid’, is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about a giant squid in the American Museum of Natural History.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 5

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Secrets of the Giant Squid’, is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about the giant squid in the American Museum of Natural History.

Sea Creatures
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This article, ‘All About Sea Creatures: Shells’, describes different kinds of shells. It provides factual information and features colourful and engaging photographs.

Writing Task
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This Writing Task worksheet, ‘Solve the Mystery’, features instructions for students to create a newspaper article about a real or imaginary mysterious situation. It encourages students to plan their writing and to check it for errors. Prompts suggest using the reporter’s standard Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How questions.

Sharks
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This article, ‘Getting to Know Sharks: The Big Bite’, provides information about sharks. Shark experts Valerie and Ron Taylor share their knowledge of these dangerous predators as well as real-life stories about diving with sharks.

Sea Creatures
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This article, ‘All About Sea Creatures: The Great Barrier Reef’, describes the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. It provides factual information and features colourful and engaging photographs.

Animal Homes
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This article, ‘All About Animal Homes: Underwater Homes’, describes different types of animals that live under water. It provides factual information about underwater animals and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Antarctica
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This article, ‘Whale Tales’, describes the whales that live in Antarctica. It provides factual information about these whales and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Sharks
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This article, ‘Sharks: Wobbegong’, provides information about this shark’s range, diet, habitat, appearance, camouflage and behaviour. It provides a detailed Fact File of statistics and also displays full-colour photographs that highlight the shark’s camouflage techniques.

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