“In tanks of concrete, glass and steel, I wonder how the dolphins feel.
A story of rescue, where kids save the day, working together, they don’t back away.”
Daphina, a captured bottlenose dolphin, is a favorite entertainer at an aquarium. She appears to be happy, but years of confinement and boredom are taking a toll on her health. What will become of Daphina?
Written in rhyming text and supplemented with facts against a background of full-color, realistic illustrations, Daphina - A Freed Bottlenose Dolphin Tale is a unique resource for classroom discussions.
This paperback book includes a world and habitat map, glossary of vocabulary words, and a wide range of discussion questions giving every student, regardless of reading level, an opportunity to think critically and participate!
Themes of capture and exploitation, human-animal interaction and marine life management integrate science into your reading curriculum.
Corresponding Daphina activity cards, posters, and wristbands are also available on TpT. The cards reinforce the reading skills of:
reconstructing a sequence
using context clues
compare and contrast
distinguishing fact from opinion
synonyms and antonyms
This book, when used in conjunction with the activity cards, provides the materials needed for an engaging literacy learning center.