Camelea: Like the Elephants

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Camelea loves the ocean air, breeze and beautiful things she sees on the beach. Her brother and mother both want her to swim in the ocean, but she doesn't want to get water in her nose. Follow along with the story to see how Camelea overcomes her fear of getting water in her nose by imagining herself as an elephant using its trunk to breathe under the water.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Show the resource on an iPad or through a projection system
  • Read as an introduction to a study of ocean habitats
  • As sounds are played, ask listeners to identify them
Classroom Considerations

  • Intended as a read-aloud book, and comes with questions to complete together or independently
  • The questions presume learners are familiar with a variety of reading comprehension strategies. Make sure these skills have been taught before distributing the worksheet
Pros

  • The worksheet can be used in its interactive form, or printed and copied for individual student use
  • Comes with an answer key 
  • Incorporates sounds throughout the reading, such as elephants, splashing water, breathing through a snorkel, and more
Cons

  • Question 10 is confusing and may need clarifying; consider taking it off altogether