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Birds

Delafosse, Claude (Author)
Mettler, René (Author/Illustrator)
Moonlight 2012. 38 pages
First published: 1990
ISBN: 9781851033973 (hardcover)
Original language: French
Dewey: 598
Book type: Non-Fiction

Reading Range

 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
1
2
3
1
2
ELA
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
2
3
4
5
ESL
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
2
3
4
5
ESL Intensive & Enriched
5
6
1
2
3
4
5

Description:

One of a series designed to help young readers learn about their world, this book focuses on birds. It describes a few different breeds and provides information about their appearance, nests, eggs and more. Children will rediscover what they know (“one flap of their wings they take flight”); they will also discover a few things they may not have known (that a ptarmigan changes the colour of its feathers according to the seasons).

The text includes straightforward explanations, such as “Some birds need strong beaks to break the nuts they eat,” and clearly labeled drawings of feet, nests and a variety of breeds. Questions addressed to readers invite them to pay extra attention to the visual clues provided.

A sturdy, durable book that invites browsing, its transparent overlay pages and bright illustrations of birds in their habitats will appeal to young readers.

Clear, age-appropriate illustrations and informative, easy-to-read text make this book a good choice not only for budding birders but for teachers wishing to introduce students to the basics of research.

  •  What do you know about birds? Start a KWL chart to record your prior knowledge and new learning from the book.
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    As a class, use teacher-selected online resources to map the habitats of some of the featured birds.

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    Reread the book with a partner and take turns reading the bird names. List your favourite birds.

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    Draw each bird on an index card and write its name. With the class, find different ways of sorting the birds (colour, size, alphabetical order, etc.).

  •  What do you know about birds? Start a KWL chart to record your prior knowledge and new learning from the book.
  •  

    As a class, use teacher-selected online resources to map the habitats of some of the featured birds.

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    Explore your home or school surroundings. Prepare an informational poster about birds in your area. Include a short description in the style of the book.

  • To communicate appropriately
  • To cooperate with others
  • To use information and communications technologies
  • Environmental Awareness and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Media Literacy
  • Science and Technology