Dolphins are amazing creatures with so many mysteries surrounding their social life, their capabilities as marine mammals. Children who are in love with dolphins will find this printable very interesting. This printable will be a great fit for marine biology unit study, part of your sea life and sea creatures unit. It will suit primary and early elementary students who are still learning to read (matching pictures and labels) and for those who are confident readers.
I highlighted main parts of the dolphin’s body and their functions. It is always a good idea to extend and encourage students to find out more facts and details using different sources of information.
Once children finished working with 3 part cards and read short description, they can create their own booklets as they colour and label parts of the dolphin using cards provided.
In Montessori classroom we like to address as many learning styles as possible. Exercise that incorporates the moveable alphabet creates opportunity for students to practise spelling and sound out words when constructing words that are part of the printable. I generally offer to choose five picture cards from the set and use label cards for self-assessment. Once this is done, children may practise writing words on paper.