Camelea: Like a Seagull

Hummingbirds and seagulls—how different and alike are the two birds? At her brother's birthday party, Camelea taps into her inner bird as she dances like a zippy hummingbird. But when it is time to sleep, she thinks of the calm seagull sitting on and riding the smooth waves. Listen along as Camelea uses her imagination to get her through the day.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Point out the setting of the story and discuss how the seagull is not in its expected habitat—a lake rather than the ocean; and lead into a grand discussion of ocean habitats
  • Use the resource on an iPad, or display on a projection system
  • As sounds are played, ask listeners to identify them
Classroom Considerations

  • The questions on the worksheet presume learners are familiar with a variety of reading comprehension strategies. Make sure these skills have been taught before distributing the sheet
  • Intended as a read-aloud book
Pros

  • Sparks the idea of using the imagination to overcome an obstacle or fear
  • Hones in on listening comprehension
  • Plays sounds to accompany the words in color and represent their sounds in nature
  • The audiobook also comes with a French version and accompanying French worksheet
Cons

  • None