What Does Datiz See in the Sea?

Before you Start

Before-Reading Activity

Read the read-aloud version, Datiz and Whale Shark, to students before they read this book to introduce them to the character Datiz in a story that takes place in a coral reef setting.

Skill Level: For students to read this book independently with the support of the lesson they need to be able to:

  • Have speech-to print-match.
  • Count syllables in words.
  • Use beginning sound information: /s/, /f//j//sh/
  • Recognize high-frequency words: a, an, some.
  • Use the illustrations to confirm what a word says.
  • Participate in a guided reading of the book with the teacher.