|California condors (Pebble plus. Birds of prey)|
Author: Dunn, Mary R.
Describes the characteristics, habitat, behavior, life cycle, and threats to California condors.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.60
Points: .5 Quiz: 171156
Common Core Standards
Grade 1 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 1.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Grade 1 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 1.RI Key Ideas & Details
School Library Journal (04/01/15)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 04/01/2015 K-Gr 2—Using a familiar format, these books describe different birds in four-to-six brief chapters. Information includes size and appearance, diet, habitat, reproduction, young, predators, and current status and is consistent throughout, with minor gaps among the volumes. The covers show dramatic close-ups of each bird, except for the full-body shot on Red-Tailed Hawks. Overall, the photos inside are closely linked to the text. An inset map illustrates the bird's range. A concluding "Critical Thinking Using the Common Core" set of two questions do an excellent job going beyond simple recall. That, plus a word count and reading level, may make these worth considering where those features are important. VERDICT Suitable additions. - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.