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Moose

Riggs, Kate (Author)
Creative Editions 2012. 24 pages
First published: 2012
Series: Amazing Animals
ISBN: 9780898126969 (paperback)
Original language: English
Dewey: 599.65
Book type: Non-Fiction

Text Elements:

structures and features

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:

Early readers and read-aloud audiences will be captivated by “the biggest deer in the world.” They will learn that a male’s antlers “can be more than six feet across” and that the Yukon-Alaska moose weighs as much as 1400 pounds.

This book is clearly divided into brief chapters. Each page describes a particular aspect of a moose’s body, behaviour or habitat in simple, straightforward prose. This book is an ideal resource for students conducting research for school projects. Complementary facts and subject-specific vocabulary words are set in boldface type or italics at the bottom of the page for easy reference.

The bordered spreads consist of spare text on a white background accompanied by large close-up colour photographs on the facing page.

One of the Amazing Animals series, the book ends with a story from Native American folklore (explaining how a moose’s behaviour caused catfish to have flat heads), an index and a page of recommended age-appropriate books and websites. Suggested moose-related projects for children are also included.

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    Before reading, use a KWL chart to identify what you already know about moose and what you want to learn. 

  •  The moose is often mistaken for which animal depicted on the Canadian quarter? Create a Venn diagram comparing moose and caribou.
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    Create Did You Know? fact cards about moose. Read the cards aloud, then post them around your school.

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    Discuss the concepts of metres and kilograms. Estimate whether a moose would fit through the classroom door, then measure the door frame using a metre stick. If a child weighs 30kg, how many children would it take to weigh as much as a moose?

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    Name animals, other than moose, that give birth to calves (e.g. dolphins, cows, camels, reindeer).

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    Create math questions about moose: estimate how many antlers would fit the width of your classroom. Compare answers with your peers.

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    Before reading, use a KWL chart to identify what you already know about moose and what you want to learn. 

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    Write five interesting facts you learned about moose and present them to your classmates (Did you know that moose have . . . ?)

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    Compare moose depicted in fiction to those presented in this non-fiction reference. Illustrate your results on a poster.

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