Remi

Remi the Lost Manatee is a children’s story filled with emotion that promotes courage in the face of fear. Fun and colorful, the story is inspired by a real manatee named Remi who is currently living in Bayahibe, Dominican Republic. With truths about the sea interwoven into the story, the book helps children learn about manatees and their threats in an unobtrusive way with friendly characters.

SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL GUIDELINES

Topics Covered

The topics covered in the activities are diverse and include objectives in the following subjects: English Language (Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening), Science, and Mathematics.

Time Required

Each activity has an estimated time needed for its completion and a suggested grouping of the lessons that can be used to complete the activity.

Materials Needed

Each activity has a complete list of materials needed for the activity and includes the students’ worksheets and some quizzes/tests – ready to be printed & used in class or electronically sent if doing distance learning.

Learning Activity 1

Read Out Loud

Students will be able to summarize the main idea of ​​the story and also understand about the life of manatees and how they have been threatened by humans.

The activity includes educational materials, a list of specific standards and worksheets and a video.

Learning Activity 2

Write A Sequel

This activity guides students to write a narrative as a sequel to “Remi the Lost Manatee.” Students have to create new characters, use the plot structure of a story, check their writing, and edit their classmates’ writing.

Afterward, students will be able to share their stories orally at a publishing party.

The activity includes educational materials, a list of specific standards and worksheets.

Learning Activity 3

Research Project

In a research project, students will learn more about a specific topic in the life of manatees. Inspired by the last pages of the book, where the real facts about Remi’s world are found, the project guides students in researching, organizing data, and writing an expository article.

The activity includes educational materials, a list of specific standards and worksheets.

Learning Activity 4

Write a Letter to an Interested Party

In this activity, students use persuasive skills to write a letter to a group of people interested in protecting manatees in the Dominican Republic. Later, teachers can send the letters to Mi Mar Maravilloso for us to forward them to those interested parties.

The activity includes educational materials, a list of specific standards and worksheets.

Learning Activity 5

Create a Visual for the Public

This activity guides students in writing and creating a visual: such as a poster or video to educate the public about manatee survival. Here, they learn to value the part that every citizen has in society.

The activity includes the video “Remi’s Story”, a suggested topic list, worksheet and a list of specific standards.

Learning Activiy 6

Personal Reflection

In order to see the student grow in their knowledge of manatees and enforce their personal commitment to the environment, this activity offers an opportunity for personal reflection.

The activity includes a worksheet and a certificate to give to students so that they feel connected and identify themselves as Manatee Ambassadors.

Learning Activity 7

Math Problems

At the end of this activity, students will be able to convert measurements of length and weight to the Metric System. They will also be able to round numbers to a stated place value.

The activity includes worksheets, answer keys to all the problems, and a list of specific standards.