Manatees can’t turn their heads like we can because they don’t have the bones in their necks that most other mammals have. They have to turn their entire bodies if they want to look around. Manatees are more closely related to elephants than they are to other marine creatures. The Manatee at the Aquarium is a nonfiction/informational, Level F, Upper Emergent Reader.
The Aquarium Collection features amazing sea animals found at the aquarium: Beluga Whales, Jellies, the Manatee, the Moray Eel, the Octopus, Sea Turtles, Seahorses, and Sharks. The original photography, factual information, labeled illustrations, and glossaries of subject-specific words will engage and propel aspiring marine biologists everywhere.
The Manatee at the Aquarium can be found in the following Sets and Collections:
- Aquarium Collection
- At the Aquarium Set 2
- Levels F-H MRB Upper Emergent Reading Set
- MRB Menagerie
- Nonfiction/Informational 50 Title Collection
- Reading Recovery® Books Set
- Use these directions to make an Aquarium Animal Cracker Box to store your aquarium books.
- Make a set of Aquarium Animal Stick Puppets and put on a show about your aquarium animals.
- Color your own Aquarium.
- Cut apart and put back together a Mixed-Up Sentence about a beluga whale.
- Danny has a special Snack Mix that features fish.
- Visit an aquarium, then write an Animal Simile Poem about it. Use Norman’s A Trip to the Zoo poem for inspiration.
- Organize what you know and what you’ve learned about manatees with our KWL Chart.
- Create your own Comic Speech Bubble about a manatee.
- Download a complete list of Glossary Words introduced in our nonfiction/informational titles.