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Waiting for the Whales Teacher's Guide

D N Wilson

Pacific Edge Publishing

46 pp, softcover, blackline masters

Level: Grades 2-5

 

$2.95 (PDF)

 

 

Summary

Waiting for the Whales is a story about a man who lives a quiet and orderly life close to the ocean's edge. Unexpectedly, his daughter arrives with her infant girl. He learns to share his life, his knowledge of the sea and himself with his growing granddaughter. The story reveals the bond between young and old and the cycles of life found in both human and orca worlds.

 

Comment

This book could be used as an integral part of a thematic Unit on the study of orcas. The book would also be a valuable addition to a sea shore unit or as an extension to a theme about "Family." Cycles of living things and the inter-connectedness of all beings can be explored as well.

 

Table of Contents

 

UNIT OVERVIEW

INTEGRATED STRATEGIES AND ACTIVITIES

 

Pre-reading

Think Pair and Share

Pre-Test

People Search

Museum Collection

Musk-Ox Circles

Anticipation Guide

The What Chart

 

Reading

Making Predictions

Response Journals

Carousel Brainstorming Invisible Ink Reading

Overhead Reading

Listening Centre

Fluency Reading Chart

 

Vocabulary Development

Word Search

Book Bingo

O.K. Word Chains

Synonym Strips

Compare/ Contrast Chart

Which Word Fits?

Vocabulary Shapes

 

Writers Corner

Pattern Writing

Character Study

Character T

Story Wheel

Facts, Lies and Questions

Positive, Negative, Interesting Haiku

Story Pyramid

Just the Facts

What's Your Opinion?

Facts and Opinions Interviews

Flip -up Booklet

 

Grammar

Sentences

Unscramble and Fix Me Nouns

 

Art

Posters

Bulletin Board

 

Cooking

 

About the Author

 

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