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Uh, oh! Do you know what week it is? That's right it's SHARK WEEK! It's time for a:
All teachers know that kids learn more when they’re excited and engaged. Today a team of bloggers come together to help your students take a BITE out of learning with a theme your students are sure to love!
One way that I love to engage my students is to use topics that they are interested in to teach new skills and strategies. For example, if they like to play Minecraft, then I find all the ways that I can bring Minecraft in to our math, reading, and writing lessons. My fifth graders loved Angry Birds and Legos last year, so I tried to bring those in to lessons whenever possible. Anytime you can hook your students with something that they love, you will have engaged students in front of you.
I've never met a student that wasn't interested in learning about sharks. All of my fifth graders, boys and girls, love to learn about sharks. I don't know where the fascination comes from, but it's great because it provides me the opportunity to get a lot of nonfiction practice in. Reading about sharks can be great for cause and effect, fact and opinion, nonfiction text features, author's purpose…I could go on and on!
So why not share a little shark freebie for your classroom?
My Shark Week freebie is a few shark-themed fact and opinion task cards. Each card has three sentences. Two of those sentences are facts and one is an opinion. It's up to your students to identify each.
Grab the Sharks! Fact and Opinion Task Cards Freebie by Clicking Here and since it's a freebie, please don't forget to leave me some feedback!
If you decide that you love this freebie, I have the entire set of 40 available here: Sharks! Fact and Opinion Set of 40 Task Cards
Thank you so much for stopping by! Be sure to go for a swim in the linky party below. Every blog in the Shark Week Blog Hop features a fishy freebie for you and your students- but hurry! Shark Week only lasts until Sunday, August 17th :-) And remember to: