Animals in the Sea

Before you Start

Purpose:  Post and read these statements with students to set a purpose for reading.

  1. I can sound out words I don’t know.
  2. I can predict what the book will be about.
  3. I can use words and pictures to help me understand the book.
  4. I can retell what I learned from the book.
  5. I can name animals that live in the sea.


  1. Letter cards (i, o, a, s, t, h, d, l, p, b, p, f, n) or wipe-off board and marker
    1. Print the vowel letters in a different color from the consonants
  2. Color copy of the book or use on the computer screen.
  3. Individual black and white copies of the book for the students.
  4. Sequence words (first, next, then, after that, finally) and connecting words (but, so, because).
  5. High-frequency words printed on cards : the, on, some, in, up, to, a, has