Beneath Blue Waters comes from the trade book with the same title. It focuses on the layers of the ocean. This selection takes students to the deepest zone in a three crew member, submersible called Alvin. It reviews the history of Alvin, explores sea life at the deepest depths and returns from the five hour mission. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Medallion, 2010)
This lesson was created as part of the Basal Alignment Project, during which teachers created CCSS-aligned lessons for existing literary and information texts in basal readers. All page numbers and unit/week designations found in this lesson relate to the edition of the basal reader named above. If you are using a trade book or different edition of this title, the page/unit/week references in this lesson will not match. Consult the content referenced in the body of the lesson to determine appropriate page numbers for your text.