|ABOUT THE BOOK
People think the old man is strange. He sits on
the beach for hours, listening to the wind,
sweeping the sand with a broom and waiting,
always waiting. But young Taro is fascinated with
the old man whom he considers wise and full of
wonderful secrets. And when the old man reveals
that some special friends--Japanese sea turtles,
ready to lay their eggs-- are about to visit the
beach, Taro joins the old man to help with the
Why would a person sweep a large, sandy beach
Use as many of these words as you can in
one sentence to describe the cover of the book.
(5) Use other words as needed in your sentence
OR make as many sentences as you can with the
words to tell what you think this story will be
about. Add other words as needed.
|THE SEA TURTLES DATA BANK
the information from the data bank in one of the
||born on dry land
||in the sea
||lay eggs on sandy beaches
||glide with ease through the water
||live fifty years
Hey kids, help me save a sea turtle. They are
wonderful creatures because they can
__________and _________ but the greatest thing
B. The "If I Were" Pattern
Name a sea creature: If I were a _____________
Tell where found _________________________
Name two things it could do for someone
And I'd _______________________________
If I were a __________________________.
From The Whale's Song by Dyan Sheldon.
Scholastic, 1990. "Once upon a time the
ocean was filled with whales. They were as big as
the hills. They were as peaceful as the moon.
They were the most wonderful creatures you could
Choose another animal______________________
Where is it found?______________________
Name two characteristics
Write a description of your animal following the
in The Whale's Song.
|WRITE A SEA TURTLE STORY
Some sea turtles have their own _______________
Sometimes they go around____________________
Or sometimes they just_______________________
But to this very day, some sea turtles have their
Big sea turtles eat ___________ and ____________
________________ and ______________________
_______________ and ____________________
Big sea turtles eat __________ and ____________
And (name something they do)________________
I saw a __________ and the ______ saw me
It was _________ along (in/by) the deep blue sea.
___________ goes ______,_________,_______
Additional Reading: Share: The Stolen Egg
by Tim and Sue Vyner. Viking, 1992