Just in time for Mother's Day- an eight (2 pages per 8 X 11 paper) page"little book" beginning reader about mother animals and their babies.
The first sentence of each page uses the repeated text pattern of:
"Mother ______love their babies very much!"
The second sentence of each page begins with:
They _____their (vocabulary word for the baby animal if applicable)______________
"Mother elephants love their babies very much.
They wind their trunk around their calf to keep it close."
Each page has a cute, detailed illustration depicting the mother & child animal in a variety of settings.
The last page says "Mothers love their children very much! How does your mother show her love for you?" Writing lines and a blank frame are provided so your students can personalize this page if you would like.
This book would be great for small group guided reading instruction or a whole group literacy lesson with the book pages displayed on a projection device.If your class is studying animals, this book is excellent for introducing animal family vocabulary and basic science content about animal behavior. Although I created this book with Mother's Day in mind, it is fairly generic and could be used any time throughout the year when appropriate.
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"Animal Mothers Love Their Babies"- A Mother's Day Themed Little Book
by Amy Bratsos
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License