This product is an informational text article on Pistol (or Snapping) Shrimp. It's written in a fun, engaging manner and contains some amazing facts about these little shrimp that will astound your students!
The article is written on a 9th grade level, but is also suitable for higher or lower grades, depending on their reading levels.
What is included:
2-page informational text article
Cornell notes for reading comprehension
a 2-page worksheet which includes vocabulary prediction, definition, more comprehension questions, and Extension questions. The Extension questions contain a QR code that students can scan to see a 4-minute video about pistol shrimp. I've also included the URL for the video (Youtube).
This informational text article/activity can be used as a whole class activity, where students read alone or in pairs and then work on the questions.
It can also be used as a sub plan or homework assignment. You can use it in a unit on invertebrates, oceans, marine biology or simply as an interesting article to read.
This article can help you meet the CCSS for literacy in the science classroom.
My students really enjoyed this article. I hope yours will too!
Created by Engaging Biology