Kindergarten and Preschool Ocean Activities and Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans Align With Common Core Standards

In these theme lesson plans sea creatures come alive to entertain your young readers.  Further research on these animals will help develop inquiring minds.  You will find 93 pages of engaging follow-up games and activities that address core outcomes.



Includes:

- 93 pages of content 
- 8 emergent readers
- Many follow-up craft ideas and templates
- 8 games and more literacy center ideas 
- Math activities to cover 13 Common Core outcomes
- Smart Board activities
- Songs
- AND MORE!
 

 

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Ocean Theme Lesson Plans Overview

In each theme unit, emergent readers are used to teach key learning concepts to meet your curriculum outcomes. In this theme unit there are eight emergent readers that are offered in both color and black/white.   

Total of Eight Emergent Readers That Address Key Learning Concepts - Focus on Informational Content

 

 

Featured Ocean Emergent Readers

Emergent Reader - Exploring the Ocean with Ollie Octopus
Great reader to use for  researching the different ocean animals mentioned in the book

Introduces some common sea creatures found in the ocean.  The students would cut and paste these creatures in their reader according to text.

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Letters "Oo, Ww, Jj" would be introduced in a meaningful context
2.  Researching information on the sea creatures introduced
 



Emergent Reader - Whale Watching
A funny fictional reader that will make your little ones giggle  

The main character in the story meets a whale and each time it does something related to the letter "Ww" (wave).  Good reader to use for prediction as to what the whale will do next.

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Letter "Ww" is introduced in meaningful context
2.  Research whales


Emergent Reader - Jellyfish Jiggles
Great to use to use for introducing the concept of water pollution

Jellyfish jiggles each time a "Jj" object pollutes the ocean (jar).  Great to use for prediction as to what will  pollute the ocean next.

Suggested Focus Concepts

1. Letter "Jj" is introduced in meaningful context.
2.  Research  jellyfish


Emergent Reader - Funny Fish
Reader relates to math

The students are to draw the correct amount of fish that "funny fish" sees in the ocean.

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Letter "Ff" is introduced in story context.
2.  Recognizing numbers and one-to-one number correspondence
 


Emergent Reader - Rainbow Fish Retelling
Used to teach positive character virtues

This reader introduces the importance of sharing.  It is a simple retelling of the literature selection.

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Letters "Rr and Ff" would be introduced in a meaningful context
2.  Possible focus sight words:  to, a and color words

 




Meeting Curriculum Outcomes Using Emergent Readers

This video demonstrates how the alphabet and sight word emergent readers can be used to help meet your curriculum outcomes.
 

How Emergent Readers Help Meet Your Curriculum Outcomes  View on YouTube
 

How Emergent Readers Help Meet Your Curriculum Outcomes  View on SchoolTube


Featured Literacy Center Ideas - More Within the Ocean Theme Unit

Focus Skills
-  Letter ordering and naming
-  Focus letters pictures game board
-  All letters of the alphabet game board
-  Spin-A-Rhyme game
-  40 CVC picture cards
-  Fish'n for sight words game
-  Sight word game board

Move Around the Ocean Floor
Rhyming Game
40 CVC  Picture Cards


Preschool and Kindergarten Math Outcomes Met

- I know a number represents an amount of objects.    KCC.B.4
- I know the last number I say is the number of objects, even if I arrange them differently.   KCC.B.4b
- I know when I count the number gets bigger.   KCC.B.4c
- I can count 20 things.  KCC.B5
- I can write number 0-20 and show the correct amount of objects for these numbers.  K.CC.A.3
- I can tell if a group has greater than, less than or an equal amount.  K.CC.B.6
- I can compare two printed numerals between 1-10
- I can decompose numbers by how many tens and ones there are.  K.NBT.A.2
- I can sort objects into categories.   K.MD.B.3
 

Math Operations 
-  I can add and subtract in different ways.   K.OA.A.1
-  I can solve addition and subtraction problems up to 10.   K.OA.A.3
-  I can show sums in different ways.
- I can fluently add and subtract to 5.    K.OA.A.5
 



Featured Preschool and Kindergarten Writing and Crafts - More Ideas Within the Ocean Theme Unit

Whale With Marshmallow Teeth
Sponge-Painted Jellyfish
Whale Writing
Sponge-Painted Crepe Paper Jellyfish

    



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Includes:

- 93 pages of content 
- 8 emergent readers
- Many follow-up craft ideas and templates
- 8 games and more literacy center ideas 
- Math activities to cover 13 Common Core outcomes
- Smart Board activities
- Songs
- AND MORE!
 

 


 



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