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Turtle Teacher Resources
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Study proverbs by reading When Turtle Grew Feathers. After frontloading and reading the story, go through the reading comprehension questions listed. Drawing, poetry, vocabulary, and math activities are included to extend the activity across curricula. Practice story analysis with your young readers.
The loggerhead turtle is a fascinating species, and budding readers learn all about it in Nicola Davies' account One Tiny Turtle. This informational narrative offers excellent vocabulary in context, and you'll find guidance here to introduce the following words: armor, compass, glimpse, nursery, surface, and vanish. After introducing the new terms, help scholars explore context clues by asking them to raise hands when they hear one in the story. They make outside connections to solidify meanings through the comprehension questions here (excellent) and can synthesize the lesson with the linked graphic organizers.
Students read "One Tiny Turtle" by Nicola Davies. Using the internet, they research the characteristics of turtles off of the Costa Rica coast. In groups, they complete a worksheet and define vocabulary words they are unfamiliar with. To end the instructional activity, they create a travel brochure for the area.
Students work in groups and experience what it is like to be a hatchling marine turtle by playing a board game. In this endangered marine turtles lesson, students research the threats to marine turtle hatchlings. Students then create a poster and a page for the class marine turtle conservation book.