It's time for our Mentor Text Linky! I am here to share a fabulous Science Mentor Text with you! :)
But, get ready.......it's a little scary if you don't love reptiles!!! ;)
This is Planet Earth's Incredible Reptiles book! I just LOVE the cover!!! Definitely will grab my students' attention!
Here is a description from Amazon.com: These adaptable animals can be found almost everywhere, from lush rainforests to harsh deserts, and make unique contributions to their various habitats. This scrapbook highlights the distinctive relationship between these cold-blooded creatures and their environment with bite-size facts and full-color photos.
I love this text because I know that it will capture my students' attention, and it will generate some awesome discussion. I am still deciding how I want to use this book...do I want to read it as a Read Aloud or do I want to place it in my classroom library and see what happens? :) I think I will use it as a read aloud first, and then let my students get their hands on it.
In fourth grade, we teach ecosystems, food chains, and adaptations. This book will be great for all three of those skills! I know that as soon as I read one page, the kids' hands will be shooting up....what? how? why? Their questions will be endless!
The beginning of the book explains the major groups of reptiles and the habitats where they can be found.
Each page describes a different reptile. It includes information about the reptile's weight, length, where it lives, favorite foods, and interesting facts.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the amazing photos!!!
This book will be a PERFECT introduction to our unit on ecosystems. It will spark my students' attention and will generate great questions. I think I may integrate our informational writing this this year with our study of animals and ecosystems. This book will be a fabulous reference for students.
Do you have some favorite ecosystem or adaptations texts? I would love to hear about them! :)
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Next week's linky- Social Studies