Into the Sea Genre: Narrative Nonfiction Author’s Purpose: Inform, Influence Skill: Author’s Purpose By: Brenda Z. Guiberson Illustrated by: Alix Berenzy. Compiled by Terry Sams, Piedmont. Summary.
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Genre: Narrative Nonfiction
Author’s Purpose: Inform, Influence
Skill: Author’s Purpose
By: Brenda Z. Guiberson
Illustrated by: Alix Berenzy
Compiled by Terry Sams, Piedmont
Sea turtles start life as tiny animals not much bigger than a bottle cap. They hatch out of leathery eggs left in sandy nests dug into the beach. A baby turtle's first journey is to cross the beach and find its way into the sea. There the little turtle must stay out of the way of sea birds and fish, until it grows into a larger turtle with a big, hard shell. But the little turtle's adventures are just beginning.
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Turtle reaches sea and swims to eat and grow.
A female hatches from an egg.
Eggs form in the adult turtle’s body.
Turtle returns to ocean.
Turtle swims to land and lays her eggs.
Choose an ocean animal that is described in Into the Sea. Find information about the animal from at least two sources and write a short report about it.
uncomfortable or uncoordinated
the bottom side of something
a substance made up of the skeletons of tiny sea animals
raised narrow strips
broad, flat body parts used for swimming
a flow of water
interaction of organisms in their environment
a newly-hatched animal
a water animal that looks similar to a clam
small living things in water that are food for many fish
The little turtle eats tiny plants and animals called plankton.plankton.
The plankton.underside of the boat was covered with rust.
The plankton.mussels and seahorses sift water for plankton to eat.
The diver wore plankton.flippers to help him swim like a turtle.
The exercise.muscles in your body might get sore if you over exercise.
The tiny sea turtle is the last hatchling to break out of her leathery egg.
The tiny sea turtle is the last her leathery egg.hatchling to break out of her leathery egg.
The fish hide in the colorful coral. her leathery egg.
The fish hide in the colorful her leathery egg.coral.
The ridges on the rocks were very sharp. her leathery egg.
The her leathery egg.ridges on the rocks were very sharp.
The man felt awkward when he fell off the table. her leathery egg.
The man felt her leathery egg.awkward when he fell on the table.
Let’s review our words. her leathery egg. Watch carefully because they will flash on the screen for just a moment. We will clap as we spell the word.
favorite her leathery egg.
August her leathery egg.
suppose her leathery egg.
support her leathery egg.
welcome her leathery egg.
iron her leathery egg.
animals her leathery egg.
yesterday her leathery egg.
cement her leathery egg.
moment her leathery egg.
stomach her leathery egg.
relatives her leathery egg.
canoe her leathery egg.
Canada her leathery egg.
buffalo her leathery egg.
giant her leathery egg.
probably her leathery egg.
usually her leathery egg.
especially her leathery egg.
machine her leathery egg.