We read non-fiction books from the pebble book series. I have found that these are the best non-fiction book for Kindergarten students because they are not too hard to read and they have quite a few word wall words in them. Then we used a pre- writing sheet made by Deanna Jump to collect 3 facts about our animal. We painted our hand prints to create our animals and used crayons to create the setting. I worked with the students in small groups to create sentences about their ocean animal.