Shark Week Video Writing Prompts

K-2: Sea Animals

Sharks are just one of many creatures living in the sea. Can you name more?

Write down at least 3 animals that live in water. Then, draw a picture of your favorite sea creature.

3-5: Training a Pet

You have been tasked to train a pet to play dead. Write down the step-by-step instructions you would use to train your pet. Use some lessons from the video as your guide.

6-8: Overcoming Stereotypes

These trained sharks are showing that they can be more than their "ocean bully" stereotype.

What is a stereotype that people think about you? Explain how there is more to you than that stereotype.

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9-12: Creating an Audience for Learning

Shark Week tapped an audience of potential science students and sparked a shark fascination among millions of people. These interesting Discovery Channel shows have made people interested in learning. Now, it's your turn.

Using a subject you've recently learned, brainstorm different ways to make that subject exciting for students.

In 2-3 paragraphs, explain your best strategy for making your students passionate about the subject at hand.

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