Weird Sea Creatures Resource Set

Lesson Plans • Resources • Activities

Summary

Weird Sea Creatures by Laura Marsh

Weird Sea Creatures by Laura Marsh is both engaging and fun to read. Its interesting text, color photographs, and simple nonfiction text features make it the perfect book for readers learning to comprehend nonfiction text. When paired with the BookPagez lesson plans and teaching resources, students will use a variety of comprehension strategies as they learn fun facts about sea creatures –like how they catch their prey, how they survive without eyes, and even how some creatures can make light all by themselves.

Teach with Weird Sea Creatures by Laura Marsh

Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Weird Sea Creatures by Laura Marsh

  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Consonant digraphs (sh, ch, th)
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
  • and More!
Download
CCSS Alignment
TEKS Alignment
  • Asking Questions: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RI.2.10 RI.2.7 RL.2.1 SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RI.2.10 RI.2.2 RI.2.6 RI.2.8 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Predictions: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RI.2.10 RI.2.3 RI.2.4 RI.2.8 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RI.2.1 RI.2.10 RI.2.2 RI.2.4 RI.2.6 RI.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Visualizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RI.2.10 RI.2.3 RI.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Word Work: RF.2.3 RF.2.4
  • Vocabulary: L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
  • Asking Questions: 2.13A 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6B 2.6E 2.6I 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C 2.9D(i) 2.9D(ii) 2.9D(iii)
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: 2.10A 2.10B 2.10C 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6E 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C 2.9C 2.9D(i) 2.9D(ii) 2.9D(iii)
  • Making Predictions: 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6B 2.6C 2.6E 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C 2.9D(i) 2.9D(ii) 2.9D(iii)
  • Retelling & Summarizing: 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6G 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8A 2.8C 2.8D 2.9C 2.9D(i) 2.9D(ii) 2.9D(iii)
  • Visualizing: 2.10C 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6D 2.6E 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C 2.9C 2.9D(i) 2.9D(ii) 2.9D(iii)
  • Word Work: 2.2A(i) 2.2A(iii) 2.2A(iv) 2.2B(iii) 2.2C(i)
  • Vocabulary: 2.3A 2.3B 2.3D 2.7E 2.7F
  • Take a Closer Look at the
    Weird Sea Creatures Resource Set

    Asking Questions with Weird Sea Creatures

    The wide variety of photographs and facts in Weird Sea Creatures are sure to spark curiosity, making Weird Sea Creatures a smart choice for a mini lesson focused on asking questions. This resource guides students through the text and prompts them to ask questions based on the text features and facts in the book.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RI.2.10 RI.2.7 RL.2.1 SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.13A 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6B 2.6E 2.6I 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C 2.9D(i) 2.9D(ii) 2.9D(iii)

    Identifying the Author's Purpose with Weird Sea Creatures

    This nonfiction text is a perfect springboard for a mini lesson on author’s purpose. Use the page-specific questions to help students analyze many of the author’s choices such as the inclusion of certain nonfiction text features. Then discuss whether or not the author's choices helped her to effectively inform her reader.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RI.2.10 RI.2.2 RI.2.6 RI.2.8 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.10A 2.10B 2.10C 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6E 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C 2.9C 2.9D(i) 2.9D(ii) 2.9D(iii)

    Making Predictions with Weird Sea Creatures

    With this making predictions resource set, students are invited to think critically about clues they uncover while reading Weird Sea Creatures. Students will learn to make predictions based on the clues they see in the text and support their thinking with evidence from the features of nonfiction text, such as photographs, labels, and captions.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RI.2.10 RI.2.3 RI.2.4 RI.2.8 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6B 2.6C 2.6E 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C 2.9D(i) 2.9D(ii) 2.9D(iii)

    Retelling and Summarizing with Weird Sea Creatures

    Retelling and summarizing a text is a crucial skill for any expert reader. Students will practice this skill by answering questions to determine the main idea and important details of Weird Sea Creatures.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RI.2.1 RI.2.10 RI.2.2 RI.2.4 RI.2.6 RI.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6G 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8A 2.8C 2.8D 2.9C 2.9D(i) 2.9D(ii) 2.9D(iii)

    Visualizing with Weird Sea Creatures

    The many visual features included in Weird Sea Creatures make it a solid choice for students who need to practice the skill of visualizing. With this set of lesson plans and teaching resources, students will think about how the visual features in the text help improve their ability to visualize key concepts in the text.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RI.2.10 RI.2.3 RI.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.10C 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6D 2.6E 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8C 2.9C 2.9D(i) 2.9D(ii) 2.9D(iii)

    Weird Sea Creatures Extension Activity

    The BookPagez extension activities are a great way to push student engagement beyond the pages of the text. Try using this activity with early finishers, with students who show a deeper connection with the text, or as a center activity.

    Weird Sea Creatures Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Weird Sea Creatures. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    Weird Sea Creatures Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Weird Sea Creatures.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes comprehension strategy practice pages, reader's notebook prompts (complete with Spanish Common Core "I Can" statements), and extension activities for use with Weird Sea Creatures by Laura Marsh. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Resource Set for this book.

    Weird Sea Creatures Word Work - Consonant Digraphs

    If you use Weird Sea Creatures as an anchor text for reading comprehension, you can take advantage of your student's framework and directly tie in words study as well. This book is a good resource for teaching the consonant digraphs -sh, -ch, and -th. You can find these lesson plans, interactive games, and fun worksheets in your Resource Set, or download the individual Word Work package now.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.2.3 RF.2.4
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.2A(i) 2.2A(iii) 2.2A(iv) 2.2B(iii) 2.2C(i)

    Weird Sea Creatures Vocabulary Connections

    Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of Weird Sea Creatures if they're prepared for the new vocabulary introduced in this text. And this classroom-ready Vocabulary Builder has everything you need. Download the individual Vocabulary Builder or the Resource Set for fun, productive activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.3A 2.3B 2.3D 2.7E 2.7F

    TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the Weird Sea Creatures Resource Set.

    Get an All Access Pass to These Resources Plus Thousands More

    With resources for more than 250 of your favorite children's books, you'll always have exactly what you need to deliver balanced literacy instruction - without all the planning and prep!

    Members get access to both print and digital resources, enjoy fast planning tools, and stay organized with custom files and access to Digital Classroom. All of the BookPagez resources are Common Core and TEKS aligned and flexible enough to be used for whole group, small group, and one-on-one instruction.

    BookPagez makes teaching with children's books easier than ever.

    With resources for more than 250 of your favorite children's books, you'll always have exactly what you need to deliver balanced literacy instruction - without all the planning and prep!

    Members get access to both print and digital resources, enjoy fast planning tools, and stay organized with custom files and access to Digital Classroom. All of the BookPagez resources are Common Core aligned and flexible enough to be used for whole group, small group, and one-on-one instruction.

    • 7 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE •

    Try us in for 7 days.
    If you aren't completely satisfied we'll refund your subscription - no questions asked!

    Monthly Subscription

    $12 / month
    $12/mo

    Instant Access to Every Resource
    Print and Digital Resources
    Full Access to Digital Classroom
    Includes All Grade Levels (K-6)
    Cancel Anytime
    Subscribe

    Other Resources You Might Like