Water Sings Blue by Kate Coombs

Recommended Grades: 3-5

Readers learn about various sea life in this collection of poetry written about the ocean.

Lesson Idea:


Mentor Texts: Read aloud poetry from Water Sings Blue and use the poems as mentors when working in a poetry unit.  The metaphors and similes, the lyrical language, and the description all act as great mentors for students when writing, reading, or listening to poetry.  Ladder this with The Tree That Time Built: A Celebration of Nature, Science, and Imagination by Mary Ann Hoberman and Linda Winston.

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