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The world is full of many types of animals. Animals share several common needs, but they also have diverse habits and characteristics. The unit Animals helps students discover what makes animals similar and what makes them different. Topics include habitat, diet, body parts, movement, special abilities, and more.


Supporting Materials

Show Me Only

Additional Reading

Comprehension Support


Science Videos

A Day in the Life of a Sea Otter
Adventures of the Atlantic Spotted Dolphin
Monkeys Can Share, Too
The Harbor Seal in Seaside Homebody
The Killer Whale in Three of a Kind
The Manatee in Destination: Warm Waters
Wandering Seals
Weird Animals: Blackspotted Puffer Fish
Weird Animals: Giant Moray Eel
Weird Animals: Manta Ray
Weird Animals: Painted Flutemouth Fish
Weird Animals: Sea Cucumber

Drama Activity

Career Files

Veterinarian; Wildlife Photographer; Zookeeper

Concept Books

Fiction Books

The Iwanna Bird
The Iwanna Bird
The Iwanna Bird

Retelling Rubrics

Nonfiction Retelling Rubric
Fiction Retelling Rubric

Anticipation Set

Vocabulary Cards

Word Work

Fill in the Blank; Unscramble; Word Sort

Book Assembly

Single-Sided Concept

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Double-Sided Concept

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