Lessons & Units :: Where Do Polar Bears Live? Kindergarten Unit

Paired Text Questions: "Good Night" & Where Do Polar Bears Live?

Lesson Plan

Where Do Polar Bears Live? | 710L

Where Do Polar Bears Live?
Learning Goal
Integrate information from the book Where Do Polar Bears Live? and the non-fiction passage "Good Night" in order to discuss the topic of hibernation.
Duration
Approximately 15 minutes
Necessary Materials
Approximately 15 minutes
 
  • Questions 1 and 2 refer to the passage “Good Night.” Questions 3 and 4 refer to the book Where Do Polar Bears Live?. Questions 5 and 6 refer to both the passage and the book.
  • Student versions of the questions are in the 'Texts & Materials' tab.
 
Part 1: "Good Night"
 
Read the passage “Good Night” out loud to your students. Alternatively, students can read the passage independently or as a group.
 
Question 1: What does it mean for an animal to hibernate in the winter?
 
Sample student answer: It means that the animal goes into a long, deep sleep.
 
Question 2: Why do animals that hibernate eat a lot of food in the fall?
 
Sample student answer: They need to store fat in their bodies because they live off this fat when they hibernate.
 

Part 2: Where Do Polar Bears Live?

 
Question 3: Where do the mother polar bear and her cub stay during the long Arctic winter?
 
Sample student answer: They stay in a den.
 
Question 4: When do the mother polar bear and her cub leave the den?
 
Sample student answer: They leave the den in the spring.
 

Part 3: "Good Night" and Where Do Polar Bears Live?

 
Question 5: Animals hibernate during what time of the year?
 
Sample student answer: They hibernate in the winter.
 
Question 6: Why do some animals hibernate during the winter?
 
Sample student answer:
  • Winters can be very cold.
  • Food can be hard to find.

Texts & Materials

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