Our class discovers information about pond animals through discovery bags. This packet contains an emergent level fact sheet and word bank about six different pond animals along with a fact sheet for students to collect their information. I include a stuffed animal or puppet in each bag, word bank and fact sheet along with nonfiction books I have collected (Check your library for books to put in your discovery bags if you don't have a large collection.) The students fill out their animal fact sheet. They use the collected information to write about the animal of their choice. I also made a short video about each pond animal. My website Linda's Learning Links has a pond webpage geared to emergent readers. To receive the packet, just follow my blog and leave a comment along with your email address. If you are a follower, please leave a comment and your email address and I'll get the packet to you. I will upload the videos later this week.