A colorful lizard basks on a rock in the morning sun. Then it spots a grasshopper. In a flash, the lizard runs across the hot desert sand, using only its hind legs. It grabs the insect in its mouth. Welcome to life in the desert! Young readers will learn all about the desert environment where the collared lizard lives, as well as its physical characteristics, what it eats, and how it survives in its hot, dry home. Colorful photos and diagrams, clear text, age-appropriate activities, and critical-thinking questions will keep young readers turning the pages as they take a closer look at this intriguing desert dweller.
|Interest Level||Grade 1 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Series||Desert Animals Searchin' for Shade|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||10 x 8|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.0|
|Guided Reading Level||M|
|Lexile Reading Level||530|
|Scholastic Reading Counts Level||3.6|
|AR Quiz Number||171851|
SLC Review - Desert Animals
The desert is a harsh and unforgiving environment and home to a collection of unique animals with special characteristics which allow them to live and thrive there. The well-written text explores physical characteristics, diet, predators, and the young. Colorful full-page photographs, text bubbles, and diagrams perfectly complement the age-appropriate text. A critical thinking question is included in each spread. Each title includes a Science Lab section which presents students with a challenge based on the text. These would be appropriate for use in a learning center to promote independent learning. Photographs of prey being eaten might disturb some readers, but most students will be captivated by the fascinating animals described in each title.
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