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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.
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: 🕔 Up to 30 minutes
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: 🕔 Up to 30 minutes.
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.