It's a spring morning in the Arctic. A hungry female polar bear emerges from her den after a winter spent sleeping under the snow. Her two young cubs follow her into their icy new world. The tiny bears have lots to learn. When they get to the ocean, their mother will show them how to swim and hunt for food. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about polar bears and how their bodies are adapted to the extreme cold, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Built-in activities such as investigating and measuring the size of a polar bear's paw will give readers a chance to gain, insights beyond the facts and figures.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Series||Arctic Animals: Life Outside the Igloo|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||10 x 8|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.8|
|Guided Reading Level||M|
|Lexile Reading Level||580|
|Scholastic Reading Counts Level||3.7|
|AR Quiz Number||171999|
SLC Review - Arctic Animals
Each book in this attractive series contains information on where the animal lives, what it eats, physical features, how it adapts and communicates, and more. Narrative nonfiction text is written as a high-interest story that brings the reader into the daily life of the animal’s world. The illustrations are striking, and captioned in a word bubble format to engage the beginning or reluctant reader/researcher. Books include nonfiction text features such as maps and lists resources for more information on the subject. This series is a worthwhile addition to the elementary library.
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