3 NONFICTION OCEAN PICTURE BOOKS! Jacques Cousteau! Down Down Down! Coral Reefs!

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What better way to start your study of OCEANS than to let these three intermediate-level award-winning picture books lead the way:

DOWN, DOWN, DOWN by Steve Jenkins
CORAL REEFS by Jason Chin

Lover of oceans,
Sickly boy,
Watching waves motions.
Becoming a swimmer,
Getting stronger and stronger,
Staying in water
Longer and longer.
But short little dives
Never satisfied him.
To breathe under water
Was his goal as he’d swim.
He rejoiced with the goggles,
he got from a friend!
They let him see clearly
As he would descend. (Continued in complete unit)

The Kids Wings Activities for The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau by master teacher Suzy Red come to you in both PowerPoint and PDF formats ifor excellence in Printing and Projection. The activities include:

Discussion Cards
Getting Read to Read Non-Fiction, Pretest
Readers’ Theater: Jacques Cousteau
Map Study
Oceans and Continents Song (Plus Children's Professional Recording)
Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
Story Vocabulary and Drama
Poster Making: The Quotes of Jacques Cousteau
Crossword Puzzle
Research: Report on More About Jacques Cousteau
Answer Page

DOWN, DOWN, DOWN by celebrated science author Steve Jenkins
Come dive in to explore life from the bright surface, to the darkest depths of the deepest ocean valleys. From surface tempests to calm ocean currents, life abounds. When you reach the bottom, you'll see fairytale-like creatures you've never imagined could be real! In fact, only a few scientists have ever even visited there before you. You'll be amazed when you see creatures that flash with their own bioluminescent light, those that dangle a lure at the end of a stalk to attract their prey, one that has a stomach that can stretch many times its normal size, and more.
Embedded into the full-page, cut and torn paper art collages on each page, you will find a side panel where you can read fascinating facts about life at each ocean level. You can find even more information is included in the endpapers. On the right side, you will see a measuring stick showing the depth and its name: The Surface, The Sunlit Zone, The Twilight Zone, The Dark Zone, The Abyssal Plain, Hydrothermal Vents, and The Marianas Trench.
This is a book you will want to read again and again and use for research! Grab your teammates and take the plunge into the miracles of the ocean!

Activities written by Suzy Red for DOWN, DOWN, DOWN by Steve Jenkins come to you in both PowerPoint and PDF formats. They include:
Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
Getting Ready To Read Nonfiction, Pretest
Map Activity: Where in the World are Oceans and Continents?
Oceans Song
Continents Song
2-Page Readers’ Theater Script
List of Technical Science Vocabulary
Crossword Puzzle: Scientific Vocabulary
Crossword Puzzle: Ocean Creatures
Comprehension Check-Up
The Hairy Angler
Research Report on an Ocean Creature
Answer Pages
Recorded Song Included

CORAL REEFS by Jason Chin
Coral Reefs by Jason Chin will bring you answers to these questions and many more in this delightful mix of information and visual fantasy as a young girl, Coral Reefs in hand, swims through a growing ocean during a fascinating tour! It is a book you will want to reread often because, each time, more beautiful creatures and coral structures will beg for you to explore more.

The Kids' Wings unit for intermediate-level picture book, CORAL REEFS gives you integrated connections enriching and extending your reading of this informational science book framed in a visual fantasy.

The 14-page Unit by Suzy Red Kids Wings' Associate Sandy Metz and master teachers comes to you in PowerPoint and PDF formats. These activities include:
Discussion Cards
Getting Read to Read Non-Fiction, Pretest
Readers’ Theater Introduction
Vocabulary Fold-outs
Coral Reef Traveler, Map Study
Crossword Puzzle
Coral Reef Research
Coral Reef Animals That are Included in the Book
Multiple Choice Comprehension Questions
A Treasure Chest of Ideas (Research and Report)
Deep Down Math
Understanding Coral Reefs Check-up
Story Vocabulary
Answer Page
Plus a 50-slide interactive Jeopardy-type Game

We highly recommend that you incorporate this NOVEL into your ocean study:
THE NEPTUNE PROJECT by Polly Holyoke, a fantastic, dystopian adventure set in the ocean in the future!


PLEASE NOTE: Kids Wings materials are written by highly experienced master teachers. We hire professional proof readers who are also master educators. We do our best to be sure each of our literature guides is top quality and error free, and classroom tested, but if you think we can do better, we welcome your input. If you find an error in our materials, please email us at suzy@suzyred.com so we can make corrections. After it is corrected, we will invite you to download a newly polished copy and will probably attach a surprise to our reply as a thank-you!

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Total Pages
90 including a 53-slide Jeopardy-type Game
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 months
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