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Shark and Octopus - 3rd grade

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Are your students' attention beginning to stray?  Have they caught Spring fever yet?  One thing that helps is to plan high interest activities.  What student doesn't love sharks and octopuses?  When I saw the clipart packet with these little guys I knew I had to make a lesson with them.


This can be set up as a center or a folder game.  Click HERE for ideas for setting it up as a center.  Click HERE for ideas for setting it up as a folder game.  This post also has a free printable for you.This center is on the 3rd grade reading level and is aligned with 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade Common Core Standards. Included in this packet is a center sign with a white background which is ink friendly. Hang the directions sign in your center in case your students don't listen when you explain the directions the first time.  They now have a handy reference tool instead of interrupting your lesson.  I include pictures from the 2 posts above.


Students shuffle the cards and sort them into piles.  They will sort by color in the colored version of the game and sort by pattern of the frame around the phrases in the black and white version.  If you want to make this center colorful but don't want to spend extra money on ink, copy it on colored paper or card stock.  Students will put the cards on the sorting sheet.  There is a colorful sorting sheet and black & white sorting sheet.  After students finish making and reading sentences, they will choose 3 of their sentences to write on the page above.After students choose one card from each stack of cards that is on the sorting page, they will put the cards in the correct order to make a sentence.  Then they will read their sentence to their partner. Then it is their partner's turn.  Students continue making real and/or nonsense sentences until they run out of cards.  They can either shuffle the cards and make more sentences or complete the writing assignment.

Reading level:  3.4
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This center is on the 3rd grade reading level and is aligned with 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade Common Core Standards. Included in this packet is a center sign with a white background which is ink friendly. Hang the directions sign in your center in case your students don't listen when you explain the directions the first time.  They now have a handy reference tool instead of interrupting your lesson.  Students shuffle the cards and sort them into piles.  They will sort by color in the colored version of the game and sort by pattern of the frame around the phrases in the black and white version.  If you want to make this center colorful but don't want to spend extra money on ink, copy it on colored paper or card stock.  Students will put the cards on the sorting sheet.  There is a colorful sorting sheet and black & white sorting sheet.  After students finish making and reading sentences, they will choose 3 of their sentences to write on the page above or there is a writing prompt page that they can complete.  I included two writing assignments so you can differentiate.


After students choose one card from each stack of cards that is on the sorting page, they will put the cards in the correct order to make a sentence.  Then they will read their sentence to their partner. Then it is their partner's turn.  Students continue making real and/or nonsense sentences until they run out of cards.  They can either shuffle the cards and make more sentences or complete the writing assignment.

Reading level:  3.0
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You can purchase these packet individually or you can save money and buy them as a bundle.  If you purchase the bonus bundle, you get Paper-Saver Mini-books, too!  You can read more about these books in this post.


Click HERE if you want to purchase the bundle packet from TPT.
Click HERE if you want to purchase the bundle packet from TN.

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2 comments

Alicia Conway said...

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Legal Herbal Online said...

I'm with you! Snakes are definitely NOT my thing. What I'm trying to figure out is why you didn't just stay home. Are you a masochist? Oh yeah, you must be...you're a mom!Pass bee Media