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Ocean Chapter Books {Ocean Animals Unit Study}

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These Ocean Chapter Books will keep the older kids in the same Ocean Animals theme as the younger ones.  They can be read aloud by you, or the older children can read them quietly on their own. Be certain to check out some of our other book recommendations.

From classics like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea to stories of Mermaids!  These chapter books about the Ocean are sure to keep your older children entertained for hours. 

They can also help instill a love of reading in your children.

grab some of these ocean themed chapter books for kids

As part of our ocean animals unit study, we are reading.

Ocean Chapter Books {Ocean Animals Unit Study}

Chapter books are a wonderful way to introduce young minds to the joy of reading. Typically, chapter books for kids are targeted towards children between the ages of 7 and 12, although this can vary depending on the child’s reading level and interests. These books consist of longer narratives broken down into chapters, allowing kids to delve deeper into the story and characters.

One of the primary benefits of chapter books is that they help children develop their literacy skills. Kids can improve their vocabulary, comprehension, and critical thinking by reading longer texts. They are exposed to more complex sentence structures and a wider range of literary devices, enhancing their writing skills.

Moreover, chapter books foster a sense of independence and self-reliance in children. As they progress through the chapters, kids learn to follow a longer storyline over multiple sittings. This strengthens their focus and concentration and encourages them to persevere through challenges. It instills a sense of accomplishment as they reach the end of each chapter or complete an entire book.

Chapter books also open up a world of imagination and creativity for young readers. Children can explore different cultures, time periods, and fantastical realms through engaging narratives and relatable characters. These stories can ignite a passion for reading, sparking a lifelong love for books and storytelling.

Additionally, chapter books allow children to develop empathy and emotional intelligence. Kids learn about different perspectives, emotions, and relationships as they encounter diverse characters and navigate various situations. This helps them understand the complexities of human behavior and fosters compassion and understanding.

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In conclusion, chapter books are a vital stepping stone in a child’s reading journey. They enhance literacy skills and promote independence, imagination, empathy, and critical thinking. By encouraging kids to read chapter books at an appropriate age, we are laying a strong foundation for their intellectual growth and nurturing a lifelong love for reading.

Ocean Chapter Books {Ocean Animals Unit Study}

From stories to facts - these books will help you teach your kids everything there is to know about the Ocean!  Or give them a great entertaining story based on the Ocean while improving their reading skills. 😉

Titles of 9 Ocean Chapter Books for kids

More Ocean Resources:

These Ocean Books for Toddlers from Rainy Day Mum are perfect for keeping the younger kids busy as your family learns about ocean animals.

Learn to make an Ocean in a Bottle from Momma. Papa. Bubba blog.

Crystal and Company helps our kids improve their handwriting skill with this J is for Jellyfish themed Handwriting Worksheet – it is perfect for beginning writers.

I hope you and your kids have fun learning as part of your Ocean Animals Unit Study!

Ocean Chapter Books for Children

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Tuesday 16th of July 2019

I’m looking for a chapter book for my third grade students and needs to be about the ocean. Do you think the version 20 000 leagues under the ocean classic that you post is appropriate for their reading level ?

Kelli Miller

Sunday 11th of August 2019

To be honest, I can't really say. For my oldest boy it certainly would have been, but for my youngest no. Only you know your child's reading level.

Mother of 3

Thursday 30th of May 2019

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.

Joddy Edwards

Sunday 19th of May 2019

Thanks for the blog. Love it.

Laura at Mommy Maleta

Wednesday 10th of September 2014

This for linking all these great ocean resources up at the thoughtful spot!