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Written by Ann O. Squire

ISBN: 978-0-531-21755-9

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Slithering snakes, massive sea turtles, and fearsome alligators are just some of the 9,000 species that make up the animal class Reptilia. Readers will learn how lizards, crocodiles, and other reptiles search for food, care for their young, and survive in a variety of natural habitats. They will also get an up-close look at the dangers these animals face today and find out how humans can help keep reptile species from disappearing forever.
Item #: 621933
Imprint: Children's Press
Copyright: 2014
Trim Size: 7 1/4" x 8 3/8"
Pages: 48
Grades: 3 - 5
Ages: 8 - 10
Dewey #: 597.9
Guided Reading Level: S
  • Compelling text encourages readers to investigate further into interesting species
  • Glossaries provide definitions of important vocabulary words
  • Sidebars and timelines illustrate how these animals have grown and changed over time
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  • Engaging informational science content helps students read and comprehend informational texts, independently and proficiently: Reading Anchor Standard: Range of Reading
  • Vocabulary with definitions within the text and a glossary provide students with general academic and domain-specific words and phrases that are relevant to the topic: Reading Standards for Informational Text: Craft and Structure
  • Relevant, current content provides students with material to conduct short research projects that build through investigation of different aspects of a topic: Writing Anchor Standard: Research to Build and Present Knowledge
  • Timelines, sidebars, and contemporary photos provide text features that help students integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words: Reading Standard: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas