Coral Reef Shape Book:
WHO LIVES IN THE CORAL REEF?
Nonfiction black and white (printer-friendly) shape book for Pre-K to grade 1 to read, write and draw in. Differentiated for your K-1's.
Cute, easy to read...text is a riddle poem. Each page has a riddle with a clue.
This is especially designed to supplement or introduce a unit on the ocean or if you are reading about coral reefs and the animals living in them.
There are two sets, almost identical, but differ slightly in text and writing spaces provided: 10 pages each, including the cover. Both sets are included in this file.
Each set is the same, except that that one has lines but no traceable words. So, you may give one set to one child who can write the words without dotted letters, and give the traceable letter set to a child who needs more support in letter formation. There are a couple of cover options, too.
The second booklet has a different last page, in which kids write the second part of the animal word.
Mini ocean poster and matching coloring page are included. Use the poster to "label" with post its, or for your bulletin board or coral reef display,
Some background knowledge would be helpful to complete this book. Use one of the pages as a preview to the vocabulary needed to answer the riddles.
Matching page : Kids match small photos to coral reef animals. They include some other coral reef animals that are not in this student book.
If you've been reading Coral Reefs, by Gail Gibbons, or other similar nonfiction books, and studying the ocean and coral reefs, this would be a fun, interactive accompaniment.
Each page has a factual riddle--and answers with an I am statement. The answer is a statement that ends with the name of the animal. There is a blank shell page for creative writing or drawing as well. You may also have those kiddos who want to add more facts that they have learned!
Easy to do!
*Just print the pages you want (choose set one or set two).
*Ask students to write in the riddle word, and illustrate that page.
*Then students need to cut out the shell pages. (Great cutting practice!!)
*Stack the pages, and bind by stapling or looping ribbon or yarn. (Why not add beads, too?).
If you have any questions, please ask me! I'll be happy to get back to you as soon as I can.
I hope your little ones enjoy this!
Thanks for stopping by.
tags: coral reef, shells, shape book, riddle book, sea life, ocean, coral reef animals, coral reef habitat