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Sea Me Read

Smiley Shark

Join us on an ocean adventure and meet a lonely shark who loves to smile. Read along as we help him save the day and find some friends.

  • Recommended for Ages (Grades):
    • 05-06 - Kindergarten
    • 06-07 - 1st
    • 07-08 - 2nd
  • May be Adapted for Ages (Grades):
    • 04-05 (PreK) and 08-09 (3rd)

Research Connection: Sharks and Rays Conservation Research Program

Objectives: Students will learn about shark diversity and the characteristics of sharks. Students will also use literacy and reading comprehension skills. Finally, students will learn why sharks are threatened and what they can do to help conserve them.

Outline:

    • 3 min - Prior Knowledge
    • 7 min - The Story of Smiley Shark
    • 4 min - Fishy Thoughts quiz (reading comprehension)
    • 3 min - Smiley's shark photo album (shark diversity)
    • 3 min - What you can do to help (conservation)
    • ~5 min - Open Questions and Answers
Smiley Shark - 25 minute Interactive Virtual Learning lesson
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Supplemental media featuring Mote research

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Standards

Subject Areas

Life Sciences

Ocean Literacy Principles

OLP #5 The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystemsOLP #6 The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected

Florida State Standards

SC.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 Smiley Shark

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