Let's go to the ocean to see the animals!
Based on Commotion in the Ocean
by Giles Andreae, this book explores the special features of 11 different ocean creatures and a diver, which is the student! Use the piece of literature to have the children listen for details. Select the animals you want to study and use those pages to create this special ocean book!
Animals included in the collage book and journals are:
☆ A Diver - the student!
Included are the pages for a writing journal!
Your children can write about all 11 ocean animals with our new journal! There are two different page formats, one for listing 3 facts - great for beginner writers and one for writing a narrative for more experienced writers. You can purchase In The Ocean - A Writing Journal
separately if you have already purchased the collage book, In My Ocean.
Your students can create their own copy of this book!
Included are all the reproducible blackline masters, full directions, and a color photo page showing the completed pages of the book.
The children create a page a day, using the collage technique. The students follow directions to create the illustration out of construction paper. Included are the complete cutting directions for making circles and ovals from squares and rectangles by trimming off the corners. All you do is cut squares and rectangles on your paper cutter for the pages. The rest is up to the children! Very little teacher time for prepping and no patterns or tracers to create!
There is at least one word on each page for the students to write. We sound the word out together as a class and then the children can copy it from the board or try sounding it out themselves.
When we are finished with the book, we use it at our reading station in place of the published books from our reading program. The children love using their own books and take great pride in them!
Add to your ocean unit with a writing journal, In The Ocean
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