Looking Closely along the Shore

Looking Closely along the Shore Look closely Look very closely Is it a string of beads Stars in the sky Give up Just turn the page and lo and behold it s an ochre sea star See what looks like a bird s beak revealed as a gooseneck

  • Title: Looking Closely along the Shore
  • Author: Frank Serafini
  • ISBN: 9781554531417
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Look closely Look very closely Is it a string of beads Stars in the sky Give up Just turn the page and, lo and behold, it s an ochre sea star See what looks like a bird s beak revealed as a gooseneck barnacle, blades of grass as a blue mussel, and many surprises when you look closely along the shore The Looking Closely series takes children on a journey ofLook closely Look very closely Is it a string of beads Stars in the sky Give up Just turn the page and, lo and behold, it s an ochre sea star See what looks like a bird s beak revealed as a gooseneck barnacle, blades of grass as a blue mussel, and many surprises when you look closely along the shore The Looking Closely series takes children on a journey of discovery through four environments the forest, the shore, the desert and the garden Frank Serafini s camera lens enlarges each world through the magic of close up photography Young eyes will rediscover our planet as a place of beauty, mystery and delight Readers are first challenged to guess the identity of each close up photograph The next page reveals the entire photograph of the plant, animal or natural object accompanied by a simple but detailed description of the habitat By inspiring children to ask questions and use their imaginations, these books help build problem solving skills They also encourage curiosity about environments that, examined this closely, are full of unexpected wonders.

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    About "Frank Serafini"

    1. Frank Serafini

      Dr Frank Serafini is an author, illustrator, photographer, educator, musician, and a Professor of Literacy Education and Children s Literature at Arizona State University Frank has published six books with Heinemann, including The Reading Workshop, Reading Aloud and Beyond, Lessons in Comprehension, and Around the Reading Workshop in 180 Days and Classroom Reading Assessments which will be available in 2010 In addition, Frank has recently published Interactive Comprehension Strategies Fostering Meaningful Talk About Texts with In 2008, Frank began writing and illustrating a series of non fiction picturebooks focusing on nature with Kids Can Press The Looking Closely series contains books about the desert, garden, pond, rainforest, shore and forest In 2009, Looking Closely Along the Shore won an International Reading Association s Teachers Choice Award, and Honorable Mention from the Society of School Librarians International A true Renaissance Man, Frank loves to travel, sing, play guitar, cook, draw, read, visit art galleries, and watch movies His workshops are packed with important information and practical ideas, all delivered with a great sense of humor.

    259 thoughts on “Looking Closely along the Shore”

    1. In looking closely along the shore, the book talks about things people can come across when they are on the shore, it makes you predict by asking what we see and it gives us a hint by providing a zoomed in picture of what it is, then on the next page it tells us. It includes a sand dollar, a gooseneck barnacle, a lined shore crab, an ochre sea star, a coconut palm tree, a blue mussel, a queen conch shell, a sea anemone and a coastal rock. The book gives a brief description of what these cool thi [...]


    2. Frank Serafini creates a portal to the shore through his visually stunning photographs, inviting children (and adults) to explore every detail within them. The book introduces a habitat and then offers cropped images of a photograph containing something native to this area, such as a sand dollar at the shore. The cropped image is accompanied with questions and suggestions on what the item may be and then it is followed by the full picture and a description that gives readers facts about that ani [...]


    3. Looking closely is a nonfiction picturebook that encourages children to get out of the house and adventure new places and essentially to "look closer". I really loved it, it has very beautiful images that really inspire adventure. The question and answer style of looking closely was perfect for this nonfiction book. I think this because it causes the reader suspense some of the time, and at other times it seems to be easier to predict. Looking closely along the shore is a very beautifully illust [...]


    4. Looking Closely Along the Shore was written by Frank Serafini, he writes many books very similar but with different ecosystems. All of these books are informational books, which bring information about the world to kids and even adults. In this book the focus is the ocean, and what’s around and in it; this text includes information ranging from the common sand dollar to giant green sea anemones to costal rock. Serafini keeps these interesting by having a page with a close-up photograph of what [...]


    5. Summarize: When you are looking closely, then what do you see? A fish scales? Sea snakes? The answer is in the back page, and it is a Lined Shore Crab! This book is about ocean. The author used the close- up photograph to let kids conjecture what it is.Impression: I like this book because it is very interesting for me. When I look the first page I need to conjecture what it is. I only can see a part of the thing, and I need to observe the details to help me think about what it is. When I have my [...]



    6. The takeaway of this book is its multiple useful facts about what we can find in our seas and on shores. This book contains basic and exciting information about Lined Shore Crabs and Ochre Sea Stars, among other. Furthermore, this book engages its reader to predict what will come on the next page by asking what the animal or plant on the next page might be. This is conducted by displaying a small part of the concerned animal or plant before the complete picture and the accompanied explanation ar [...]


    7. This was read at story time because of the water theme of the summer reading program this summer. I missed a lot of it because I was busy with Natalie, but what I did see looked pretty cool. It focuses on a closeup of something from the ocean, then pulls back. Great book for teaching about the shore or about perspective.


    8. Getting kids to look, to really observe without judgment, is huge. This series helps by taking away the context. There's a lot of information inside, too, but it never feels overwhelming. These are some beautiful photos. Also a natural model for children's work. A must-have for all K-5 collections.


    9. Picture book, Preschool to 3rd Grade. Every other spread gives a peek at the following full-color photo of something found on the beach. Children can play a guessing game or just wait to read the short version, "It's a common Sand Dollar," or the long version-- a paragraph about the Sand Dollar.


    10. This book had many colorful pictures and easy to read facts about the many things we can see at the beach. This would be a great book to read duirng a science unit about the sea. Students can explore sea shells and sea creatures.


    11. Genre: InformationCopyright: 2008 A great information book where the reader has to look at clues to guess what the animal/plant is on the following page.





    12. Introduces things found on the seashore and invites young readers to guess the identity of each plant, animal, or object depicted, including gooseneck barnacles, coconut palms, and rocks.


    13. I checked this out for my church's beach themed vacation bible school, all groups enjoyed it from preschool to 5/6.




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