One Tiny Turtle by Nicola Davies

Recommended Grades: 2-4

The story of “one tiny turtle” and her life cycle in the ocean.  The author uses a technique to tell a narrative story, but shares information in a non-traditional way. 

A Loggerhead turtle at the North Carolina Aquarium, Kure Beach, NC
A Loggerhead turtle at the North Carolina Aquarium, Kure Beach, NC

     

Lesson Idea:  


Nonfiction Features/Sensory Details: Read aloud One Tiny Turtle and ask students what they notice about the features the author uses. Discuss the differences between the two text types.  How does the author’s technique help us to understand the life cycle of Loggerhead turtles?  This would also serve as a great mentor text for sensory details in writing.  How does the author use sensory details to enhance the story?  Could you borrow this technique from the author?

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