We started our can/have/are anchor chart and next week we'll be ready for making annotations from the close read, and then writing facts. We'll also do our sea turtle writing craftivity, they will love this one, and it focuses on the life cycle of the sea turtle, so we should hear some great language happening too!
I love how now that they are familiar with retelling the life cycle of animals it comes so much more naturally for them to tell it almost like a story. I heard a "Once upon a time... today at the storytelling center" :o).
Here is the link to my Sea Turtle unit:
Sea Turtle Life Cycle Literacy, Science & Math Activities & Centers