Do you want to host a fun SHARK WEEK before the end of the year? Shark week activities are high interest end of year activities that will keep your students engaged with nonfiction when testing is done. Informational text, research, reading, and writing are just a few activities that will extend learning, crafts, games, and trading cards make learning ALL ABOUT SHARKS even more fun!
Informational Text and Vocabulary
Begin SHARK WEEK activities with an informational text that makes a great close read and includes response questions and daily vocabulary activities. There are so many interesting facts about sharks that will surprise your students. The SHARK WEEK unit includes links to websites for further research, and don’t forget to check out lots of nonfiction shark texts from the library.
Students can create an ALL ABOUT SHARKS BOOK or a SHARK PAMPHLET to show off their knowledge about sharks. Trading cards and descriptive writing give students the opportunity to pick one shark to focus on for more research and writing.
Shark Hunts and Sorting
These activities foster collaboration and problem solving skills while developing reading, writing, and nonfiction text feature knowledge. Students love working with their friends to find out more about different kinds of sharks and browse nonfiction shark texts for text features in the nonfiction scavenger hunt.
I got super lucky at a workshop to win this fun hat… maybe you could create one for your students to share during the week.
Ready to start your own SHARK WEEK?
Click the image below for this fun unit to end the school year with some fun and high interest end of year activities.
Would you like to try a digital based unit? Try these: