Ocean Food Chains

From the Series Who Eats What?

In Ocean Food Chains, early fluent readers explore the ocean biome and the food chains it supports. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they explore how energy flows through plants and animals in a marine environment.

A map helps readers identify the world's oceans, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about ocean food chains using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Ocean Food Chains also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Ocean Food Chains is part of Jump!'s Who Eats What? series.

Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Kindergarten
Category Beginning Readers, STEM
Subject Animals, STEM
Copyright 2016
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Pogo Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2016-01-01
BISACS JNF051100, JNF051150, JNF003150
Dewey 577.7
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.5 x 9
Lexile 490
Guided Reading Level J
ATOS Reading Level 2.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 180465
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents

Reviews

Series Made Simple

This set is dedicated to introducing young readers to the concept of biomes. Opening chapters describe each biome in general terms, followed by brief examples of plants and animals and their respective roles within the chain, with closer looks at specific steps from producer to decomposer. The Prairie Food Chains sequence, for instance, includes grass, a prairie dog, a badger, and worms. A second example presents four horizontal images of steps in a chain, with numbers and arrows showing the progression. This varied repetition, supported by examples, builds on the main concept simply but effectively. The absence of more complex topics, such as food webs, matches the deliberately basic level of learning. Well-chosen photos depict hunting and eating without too much gore and feature helpful labels of the animal’s food chain role plus a simple food chain diagram. VERDICT Basic but well-conceived introductions to the topic.