Your child will enjoy researching monkeys and writing monkey facts in her journal. Teaching with themes is such a great way to integrate science and nature with reading.


Jungle Safari – Lesson 19

“I can write about monkeys.”

Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.2)

Materials: journal, pencil, crayons

Procedures: Look up facts about monkeys in non-fiction literature. Ask your child to list facts about monkeys in her journal. Encourage your child to use spaces between words, punctuation at the end of the sentence and to use letter-sounds that she hears in words. Then she will illustrate her story. Keep the journal in a safe place for her next story.

Conclusion: Have your child read her story to you again. Talk about her cute illustrations and how you loved her monkey story.