Seahorses by Jennifer Keats Curtis

Recommended Grades: 2-5

This is a fantastic picture book about seahorses filled with information and written in beautiful language. The author uses similes and makes language choices that bring this informational book to life.

Lesson Idea:

Writer’s Workshop/Six Traits of Writing/Word Choice: Read aloud Seahorses and ask students what they notice about the language. Compare this book to an encyclopedia article about seahorses. What do students notice about word choice and voice in both? Which do they prefer? Have students work on developing their word choice and voice when writing informational texts.

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