Next Time You See a Seashell
Here are some activities to do before and after reading Next Time You See a Seashell. Feel free to pick and choose from the list based on the age of your students and your purpose for reading.
Reading more nonfiction texts is a key shift in the Common Core ELA standards, so I have included some ELA Common Core Connections for each activity as well as connections with the Framework for K–12 Science Education.
I hope you and your students enjoy the book and experience a sense of wonder next time you see a seashell.
*For a complete 5Es lesson about seashells, including a seashell dichotomous key, see Chapter 7, "Name That Shell," of Picture-Perfect Science Lessons, Expanded 2nd Edition.