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A B Sea Creatures


By Joy Marie Dunlap
LightHome Publications
www.lighthome.net


A B Sea Creatures is a lovely cursive copybook recommended for grades 3-6. It is an e-book, and families may print as many copies for their use as they'd like.

As the title suggests, this copybook is centered on sea creatures. For each letter of the alphabet, there is a sea creature that begins with that letter (for example, B is the Beluga Whale), along with a paragraph of information about the animal for the child to copy. The text is written at the top of the page in a standard cursive font, with several blank lines following for the child to use to copy the paragraph. The copywork pages also have one or two pictures of the animal (varying between black-and-white and color) and a full-page picture of every animal for coloring. In addition to the copywork pages and coloring pages, there are a few dot-to-dot activities, materials and instructions for a sea creature diorama, a crossword puzzle, and a word search. There are also a few pages for journaling or other writing activities, with blank lines and pictures of sea creatures.

This is a nice copybook for children who need to practice their cursive penmanship. The copy selections are several sentences long and are packed full of information. Because of the length, some children may need them broken down to copy over a couple of days. A B Sea Creatures is a great value. It would be wonderful as an addition to an oceanography unit or as a stand-alone copybook for a child who loves animals.



Product review by Courtney Larson, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC, September 2009


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