Better Together: Animal Groups
Series of 8 titles
Did you know that a group of geese on land or water is called a gaggle? Or that schools of fish have tactics for evading predators? Learn how and why some of the animal kingdom’s most interesting animal groups stick together for survival with this exciting new series! Vivid and engaging full-color photographs and infographics complement the carefully leveled text to make reading for understanding easy and fun. Includes diagrams, sidebars, glossary, table of contents, and index.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Subject||Animals, Science and Math|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||7.5 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||I|
|ATOS Reading Level||2.4-2.5|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents|
School Library Journal (Series Made Simple)
Each title in this series describes animal groupings and explores how the members benefit. For example, kangaroo mobs facilitate safety, child rearing, and grooming. One short paragraph per page explains a different key aspect of the social construct, accompanied by a large photo that usually fits the text just right. Simple, useful diagrams visually demonstrate specific concepts like bat echolocation. Several “Did you know?” insets per book provide additional facts that are interesting and relevant. Captions identify some of the species shown in photos, but most are not named. The writing is direct and well organized. Broader facts about behaviors are presented within the context of group living. There’s just the right amount of information and strong visual support for a reader new to the topic. VERDICT A fine choice for mid-elementary school age learners.