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Written by Katie Marsico


ISBN: 978-0-531-23357-3

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With over 900 species living today, geckos are a diverse group of animals. These lizards display a wide variety of colors, sizes, and habitats. Readers will find out what the many different species have in common, how they are different from other lizards, and how humans are affecting their chance for survival. They will also learn how geckos hunt and how they are able to climb walls and other vertical surfaces.
Item #: 621787
Imprint: Children's Press
Copyright: 2014
Trim Size: 7 1/4" x 8 3/8"
Pages: 48
Grades: 3 - 5
Ages: 8 - 10
Dewey #: 597.95
Guided Reading Level: R
Lexile Level: 1010L
AR Quiz #: 161651
AR Points: 1.0
ATOS Level: 6.2
  • Large photos allow readers to get a close look at the animals in their natural habitats
  • Discover where the animals live with the habitat map
  • Informative text offers a clear view of the animals’ role in nature
  • Glossaries define important vocabulary specific to each book
  • Fact file provides an easy reference for vital information about the animals’ classification and basic habits
  • www.factsfornow.scholastic.com is available for those students who want to learn more about the topic. This excellent website contains rich content, as well as other suggested websites vetted by our editors
  • Science nonfiction texts about the animals children are most interested in that meet students' need for complex informational texts
  • Related articles and web links available on www.factsfornow.scholastic.com with which students can meet the Informational Reading Anchor Standard 9
  • A glossary of domain-specific vocabulary words which connects to Language standards for Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
  • Source material on fascinating animals for students to meet Writing standards by creating opinion pieces and informative texts
  • Animal classification information and realistic, detailed photos with captions provide text features that help students meet Informational Reading Anchor Standard 7