Snip, snap, clip, clap! Nipper the Crab hates his huge clumsy claws. Read along with us as we find out how useful Clumsy’s claws can be. In this videoconference.
We read this fictional story aloud with your students and then engage in a learning segment to help build critical thinking skills, promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, STEM engagement, and reading comprehension.
Our thanks to Tiger Tales Publishing for making this lesson possible. Made possible by a generous grant from the Kates Foundation.
- Recommended for Ages (Grades): 5–8 (K–2nd)
- Format: Zoom/Skype Video Lesson. 🖥 It's easy to connect.
- Duration: 🕔 25 mins
Objectives: Students will learn about crab diversity and the characteristics of invertebrates. Students will also use literacy and reading comprehension skills.
- 3 min - Prior Knowledge
- 8 min - The Story of Clumsy Crab
- 6 min - Crabby Questions quiz (reading comprehension)
- 3 min - What you can do to help (conservation)
- ~5 min - Open Questions and Answers
- Total time: 🕔 25 mins
Extra media featuring Mote research
The following media can be used before or after your live virtual field trip with Mote to enhance the lesson.
Subject AreasLife Sciences
Ocean Literacy PrinciplesOLP #5 The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystemsOLP #6 The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected
Florida State StandardsSC.K.N.1.5, SC.K.L.14.2, SC.K.L.14.3, SC.1.N.1.1, SC.1.N.1.2, SC.1.N.1.3, SC.1.L.16.1, SC.1.L.17.1,SC.2.N.1.1, SC.2.N.1.3, SC.2.N.1.6, SC.2.L.17.1, SC.2.L.17.2LACC.K.RL.1.1, LACC.K.RL.1.3, LACC.K.RL.3.7, LAFS.K.RL.4.10, LAFS.K.RF.1.1, LAFS.K.RF.3.3, LAFS.K.RI.1.1, LAFS.K.RI.1.2, LAFS.K.RI.1.3, LAFS.K.RI.3.7, LAFS.K.RI.4.10, LAFS.K.SL.1.1, LAFS.K.SL.1.2, LAFS.K.SL.1.3, LAFS.K.SL.2.6, LAFS.K.L.1.1, LAFS.K.L.3.6, LAFS.1.RL.1.1, LAFS.1.RL.1.2, LAFS.1.RL.1.3, LAFS.1.RL.3.7 , LAFS.1.RI.1.1, LAFS.1.RI.1.2, LAFS.1.RI.1.3, LAFS.1.RI.3.7, LAFS.1.SL.1.1, LAFS.1.SL.1.2, LAFS.1.SL.1.3, LAFS.1.SL.2.6, LAFS.1.L.1.1, LAFS.2.RL.1.1, LAFS.2.RL.1.3, LAFS.2.RL.3.7, LAFS.2.RI.1.1, LAFS.2.SL.1.1, LAFS.2.SL.1.3, LAFS.2.SL.2.6, LAFS.2.L.1.1, LAFS.2.L.2.3
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patternsGoal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impactsGoal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources
Resource featuring Clumsy Crab
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