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Students participate in theme activities related to iguanas.  In this letter I / iguana lesson, student color an iguana green, count the letters in the word iguana and trace the letters.  Students sing a song counting iguanas.
Bring a little excitement to your next poetry analysis activity. Using the highly energetic poem "Walking With My Iguana," learners consider poem structure and rhyme. They listen to the poem, discuss the rhythm and tone with their classmates, then view the words of the poem on the Internet.
Students explore the writing traits of voice and word choice. In this 6 traits of writing lesson plan, students listen to and discuss I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff. Students analyze a persuasive letter and then draft their own persuasive letters.
Students practice the representation of i=/i/ in correspondence and spoken words. They study spelling and reading words with i=/i/ in letterboxes, circling words in pictures that show words containing /i/, and view a chart with "The interesting iguana went inside the pit filled with insects" on it.
When would two paws up denote a blockbuster film in your classroom? Only when young writers create movie reviews from a pet's perspective in this imaginative expository writing practice. This engaging topic begins with a class discussion to brainstorm and list the criteria for a good movie. The procedure follows with the reading of a model pet movie review of a fictional remake of Goldilocks and the Three Bears by two off-beat iguanas, Eggbert and Delbert, from the workbook Lights, Camera, Woof! Writing for Pet Entertainment Television.  Precise language, supporting evidence, a strong voice, and ability to persuade are targeted skills developed through pre-writing questions. Shared responses in both human and pet voices provide a platform for drafting teacher models that can be reviewed with the included criteria chart. Finish with a class assessment that uses close-reading strategies by highlighting effective text elements. While written primarily for use by middle school students, the activity can be adapted to younger grades by making expectations developmentally appropriate. 
In this Galapagos Island instructional activity, students, after viewing a video, answer twenty-five short answer questions regarding the Galapagos Islands.
In this mazes worksheet, students configure the most efficient way to help a marine iguana through a maze find some rock weed to browse on.
Introduce persuasive writing by reading the book I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff. For this word choice lesson learners listen as the teacher reads the book aloud. The teacher stops to discuss persuasive vocabulary and the difference between begging and persuading. Pre-writing strategies include a graphic organizer based on the book ideas, as well as an example letter modeled by the teacher. Pupils then practice writing persuasive letters to their parents.
Students investigate different types of animals in a unique way. They use a variety of resources to find information. Students read a story about an iguana and then write their own letters using a character of an animal found in the research.
Students are introduced to the letter "I" and associate the letter "I" with an animal, snack idea, color, shape, music, and art activity. In this letter "I" lesson, students practice writing and tracing the capital letter "I" on dotted paper. Students search the letter "I" in a search puzzle and listen to books about Iguanas.
Students engage in an emergent literacy lesson plan that focuses on phonemic awareness. The phoneme must be associated to its corresponding letter. Students practice this skill with Izzy the Iguana for the letter "i".
For this proof reading worksheet, 3rd graders identify the ten errors in the six sentences. Each sentence is about an iguana. Errors include capitalization, spelling, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
Students practice the sound and spelling of the short vowel /i/. They identify the short /i/ sound in spoken and written words. The tongue twister "Isabelle iguana is in her igloo," and "Tin Man Fix It," along with Elkonin letter boxes are stressed within this lesson.
Students acquire an awareness of the spoken correspondences, words and phonemes. They focus on the correspondence I=/i/ and identify and read written and spoken words which contain the short I=/i/ sound through the use of tongue twisters, letterbox lessons, and shared and independent reading.
In this science activity, students fill in 29 blanks in an article about lizards of the rainforest. Word choices are included in the word box at the beginning of the activity.
Second graders explore short vowels and their help in the development of phonemic awareness. They gain experience of the correspondence /i/. Students illustrate the correspondence by using memorable techniques used in showing /i/ in spoken and written words.
Excite the animal lovers in your 1st grade class with this instructional activity! After reading three animal stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("The Sleeping Pig," "EEK! There's a Mouse in the House," and "Red-Eyed Tree Frog"), learners practice sequencing events in past tense. Additionally, they use several prepositions to describe the locations of various items. The instructional activity is differentiated into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.
The Spanish Spot provides a short article about a Spanish-speaking destination, a free grammar instructional activity, an activity, and a quiz! This issue's focus is Puerto Vallarta and weather related vocabulary. The packet is informative, and there's information on different audio resources after the activity sheets. 
Student perform observations of live reptiles to find out about a family of marine reptiles. They answer a series of questions and discuss their answers with the rest of the class. They handle model specimens of the marine reptile they observed.
In this science and reading worksheet, students read 4 short paragraphs, each describing a particular dinosaur. Students answer 3 questions after each paragraph, then look up and define 3 words.

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