Book Resources

Here are some activities to do before and after reading the Next Time You See books. Feel free to pick and choose from the list based on the age of your students and your purpose for reading.

Reading more nonfiction texts is a key shift in the Common Core English Language Arts standards, so I have included some ELA Common Core Connections for each activity as well as connections with A Framework for K–12 Science Education.

I hope you and your students enjoy the books and experience a sense of wonder as you explore and read together.
—Emily Morgan

Next Time You See a Seashell: Science and Reading Activities

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Seashell O-W-L Chart
Seashell Anticipation guide
Comparing Shells
Mollusk Adaptations

*For a complete 5Es lesson about seashells, including a seashell dichotomous key, see Chapter 7, "Name That Shell," of Picture-Perfect Science Lessons, Expanded 2nd Edition.

Next Time You See a Sunset: Science and Reading Activities


Next Time You See a Firefly: Science and Reading Activities


Next Time You See a Pill Bug: Science and Reading Activities


Next Time You See the Moon: Science and Reading Activities

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Moon Anticipation Guide
Moon Journal Activity
Moon Modeling

Video below for "Moon Modeling" activity.

Next Time You See a Maple Seed: Science and Reading Activities



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