• Provide oviparous animal books for children to explore. Nonfic-
tion books will depict the oviparous animals’ natural attributes.
Fiction books that include oviparous animals will be enjoyable as
well. Some books you can feature include Chickens Aren’t the Only
Ones by Ruth Heller and Rechenka’s Eggs by Patricia Polacco.
• Include the language arts activity’s A —— Is an Oviparous Animal.
predictable book in the reading center for children to revisit
when they wish.
• Include sentence strips about oviparous animals. Be sure to
make the strips predictable. Repetition helps children develop
their early reading skills. Each sentence strip should name a dif-
ferent oviparous animal.
For instance, one strip might read,
“A fish hatches from an egg.” Be sure
to include a picture of a fish next to
the word fish. Also insert a picture of
an egg at the end of the sentence.
Including pictures for children with
emergent reading skills allows them
to feel successful as readers. The
next sentence strip may read, “A bird
hatches from an egg.” Again, include
a bird’s picture after the word bird.
Create many of these strips so the
children can view and copy these
sentences. Highlight the word egg
in a different color for easy recogni-
tion. Highlight the oviparous animal’s
name in another color to increase
children’s awareness and vocabulary.
Here are some more example strips:
A fish hatches from an egg.
A bird hatches from an egg.
A snake hatches from an egg.
A lizard hatches from an egg.
Allow the children to independently write and create at this
A child dictates from the sentence strips in the writing center and
shows it when she is done.
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