FREE Coral Reef Vocabulary Copywork

June 25, 2021

Bonnie Rose Hudson

Bonnie Rose Hudson

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I’ve never been much of a water person (probably because I can’t swim). But if I ever had the chance to somehow see a coral reef, it would be amazing. These complex, intricately designed living structures, with their beautiful colors and brightly patterned inhabitants, would be a sight to behold! Whether you’re a water person or prefer to stay on land, you can help your kids learn more about these incredible structures with this FREE Coral Reef Vocabulary Copywork.

fish under water with coral and text


There are 20 key words defined for your students in this Free Coral Reef Vocabulary Copywork. Each word and definition is provided along with lines for copying them. It’s the perfect way to combine science with handwriting practice while learning about the underwater world of coral reefs! 

This unit includes definitions for: 

  • atolls
  • barrier reef
  • blue coral
  • bryozoans
  • cnidarian
  • coral reef
  • coral sand cays
  • coral skeleton
  • coralline algae
  • corals
  • ecosystem
  • fringing reef
  • invertebrates
  • lagoon
  • nematocysts
  • polyp
  • staghorn coral
  • stony coral
  • tentacle
  • zooplankton

Plus, each page has a fun patterned border your kids can color and design if they choose! Scroll down for your FREE instant download.

Recommended Resource: The Ocean Notebook, a Companion to Ocean Anatomy by Julia Rothman

The Ocean Notebook – Students will use the notebook to accompany Ocean Anatomy by Julia Rothman. They will learn all about life in the ocean, layers of the ocean, the ocean floor, coral reefs, tide pools and more.

Ocean Anatomy book and pages from book

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Recommended Resource: The Notebook of The Blue, a Companion to to The Big Book of the Blue by Yuval Zommer

The Notebook of the Blue – Explore the deep world of the ocean and discover some of the amazingly unique creatures that inhabit it with The Notebook of the Blue.

the Big Book of the Blue and note booking pages

Instant Download: FREE Coral Reef Vocabulary Copywork

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