This the literacy activity you need for the week of Mother's Day-- or any week that you're reading about animals and their babies!
Just print, cut and staple to create a sight word reader for a guided reading group, a buddy reading activity or an independent reading center. Students can trace the sight word "the" while reading about animals.
A companion writing book is also included, and it is perfect for a writing center. Students get to write about animal mothers while practicing the sight word "the."
Plenty of visuals make this a great resource for ELL students, too.