Monday, May 5, 2014

Swamp Chomp!

Down in a Cypress swamp, all the animals are preparing for their lunch in Swamp Chomp by Lola M. Schaefer.  The insects are buzzing, the fish are slithering, the mosquitoes are flying and the turtles are gliding throughout the wetlands...all to the end where the chomping alligator awaits!

Short sentences on each page describe what animals are doing in the swamp, this is followed by a single action verb to reinstate the description.  As the book moves forward, the action intensifies by using only verbs.  This fun cheery book is a great way to introduce verbs to pre-readers, in addition to teaching them about the food chain.  Plus, it's an excellent choice for building vocabulary!

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