Teaching about ocean animals? I love to end the year with some fun writing, especially within the genres we’ve covered throughout the school year. Ocean animals are a great topic for informational writing because most kids love them, there are so many subtopics to write about, and you can cover many science standards during your informational writing unit!
Although this isn’t a comprehensive informational writing unit, it can be used as an informational writing mini-unit or review, perfect if you’re teaching about ocean animals!
Diagrams are such a common text feature, it’s important that kids get a lot of practice reading and producing them. Often, students are hesitant to draw animals because they can be difficult. So directed drawings are a great way to practice making diagrams while increasing drawing confidence.
In this pack, you’ll find student pages to draw, label, and write about 8 ocean animals, plus tips for using them in a mini writing unit.
- Version 1– Draw and Label, using the picture word bank
- Version 2- Draw, label, and write on the same page
- You can also mix them: use the drawing page and a separate page for writing. This leaves more room for both the diagram and writing.
Two writing pages included:
- Blank lined
- Sentence prompts for each animal
Use the enclosed Ocean Animal cover to make into a book after learning about a few!
9 Animals Included:
Have any questions? Email me at Brenda@BrendaTejeda.com!
Be the first to see my newest resources, sales, and freebies!
Want my FREE weekly teaching tips and access to my FREE resource library?
Sign up here: FREE Resource Library
Want to join like-minded teachers to learn and share ideas?
Join my Facebook group here: Tejeda’s Tots K-1 Teacher Group
Want to Learn More?
Visit my blog here: Tejeda’s Tots
Follow me on Social Media