Monday, May 19, 2014

Turtle Close Read Freebie

It's Ocean Week!! Today we were focusing on sea turtles. They're a pretty cute creature of the sea by my standards. Especially the babies. My kids wanted to know everything they could about those little guys. I also pulled out this baby sea turtle craft that I've been using for years now. It's also been a FREEBIE in my store for a long time, but I recently updated it. It's now a complete excerpt from my Ocean Life unit but also includes one bonus writing page.

We started off this lesson by doing some reading detective work about sea turtles.
My students know to highlight the "evidence" in the text to show where they got their answers.

{Two levels so it's easy to differentiate in your room.}

Then we pulled in some information from the books in our room to gather more facts. 

Each child picked a fact to write on their sea turtle. When you put the whole classes together they can see what it looks like when a freshly hatched group of sea turtles is headed for the ocean together!

If you're studying Ocean animals too, go grab yourself a copy!! :)

You can also check out my previous All About Ocean Life post, here.


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I am going to hurry and finish my insect unit to I can do this! :)

  2. When I went to buy this pack on TPT I literally, outloud, said "holy crap, this is free!!!". Thank you so much. You rock!

  3. this is a good idea, look very lovely and true.friv 10