Amazing Animals!: 80 Ready-to-use Stories & Activity Sheets For Building Reading Comprehension…

Paperback | May 15, 2001

byStanton L. Barnes

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This resource gives classroom teachers and reading specialists 80 stimulating illustrated two-page animal stories and 80 illustrated two-page activity sheets for building students' vocabulary, reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. The stories and activities are organized into four equal sections focusing on reading levels 3, 4, 5 and 6 and accompanied by "New Vocabulary" to introduce the pronunciation and meaning of new words and "Questions to Ask" to spark students' curiosity and recall prior knowledge. Each section concludes with ten reproducible enrichment activities to further challenge students' thinking skills followed by complete answer keys to all activities in that section.

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This resource gives classroom teachers and reading specialists 80 stimulating illustrated two-page animal stories and 80 illustrated two-page activity sheets for building students' vocabulary, reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. The stories and activities are organized into four equal sections focusing on reading levels...

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For all classroom reading teachers and reading specialists, here is an exciting collection of stories that capture and hold students' natural interest in animals while steadily improving their vocabulary, reading comprehension and critical thinking skills through carefully designed activity sheets. You'll find 80 ready-to-use, fully i...

Stanton L. Barnes received his B.S. in Education from Otterbein College in Ohio and his M.Ed. from Western Washington University. He has been teaching elementary students in the state of Washington for the past 30 years. He has specialized in teaching reading skills at all elementary levels, and is well known for emphasizing scientific...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:411 pages, 11.06 × 8.33 × 0.99 inPublished:May 15, 2001Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0130600423

ISBN - 13:9780130600424

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Table of Contents

About This Book.

How to Use This Book.

READING LEVEL 3.

Before Reading the Story: New Vocabulary and Questions to Ask.

1. A Friendly Spring Bird.

2. The Shy American Bear.

3. The Beautiful Ladybug.

4. Is Jack a Rabbit?

5. Monarch Butterflies Flutter By.

6. A Cute and Friendly Furball.

7. Can Squirrels Really Fly?

8. Saving Siberian Tigers.

9. What Big Teeth You Have!

10. The Biggest Land Mammals.

11. American Marsupials.

12. The Great Desert Taxi.

13. Friendly Chips.

14. Clever as a Fox.

15. Reptiles with Shells.

16. A Big, Beautiful Black Bird.

17. Patient Prairie Wolves.

18. Short-Horned Grasshoppers.

19. The Most Famous Deer of All.

20. Our Worst Friend.

READING LEVEL 4.

Before Reading the Story: New Vocabulary and Questions to Ask.

1. Save the Giant Panda.

2. Hold On, Sea Horse.

3. I Wouldn't Eat That Cucumber.

4. Our Most Popular State Bird.

5. The Really Big Bird.

6. The Greatest Marsupial.

7. A Cute Australian.

8. The Smallest, Brightest Birds.

9. The World's Tallest Animal.

10. Watch Out for Jellyfish!

11. Whose Stomping Ground Is It?

12. A Prickly Mammal.

13. The Horse Tigers.

14. Barn Owls Don't Hoot.

15. Is He Washing for Dinner.

16. King of the Beasts.

17. Warts Can Be Beautiful.

18. Beep-beep!

19. Could a Woodchuck Chuck Wood?

20. A Great Fish Story.

READING LEVEL 5.

Before Reading the Story: New Vocabulary and Questions to Ask.

1. The Biggest Mammal.

2. The Playful River Otters.

3. The Largest Rodent in North America.

4. Dig Those Badgers.

5. The Great American Bird.

6. A Real Shocking Story.

7. A Night in Armor.

8. The River Horses.

9. The Most Intelligent Invertebrate.

10. Our Most Dangerous Spider.

11. Man of the Woods.

12. The Biggest Snake in the World.

13. The Ant Bear.

14. The Sea Bears.

15. Those Old Ducks.

16. Where Has Little Dog Gone.

17. Largest Land Animal in the United States.

18. Watch Your Fingers.

19. The Fastest Creature on Earth!

20. The Beautiful Killer Whale.

READING LEVEL 6.

Before Reading the Story: New Vocabulary and Questions to Ask.

1. Our Favorite Dolphin.

2. Andes Truck.

3. The Largest Reptiles Are Scary.

4. The Miniature Dinosaurs.

5. The Mighty Rhinoceros.

6. The Powerful, Peaceful Primate.

7. Where the Wild Geese Fly.

8. Magnificent Mammal Migration.

9. Felines with Many Names.

10. Some Scary Arachnids.

11. World's Largest Venomous Snake.

12. The Fastest Land Mammal.

13. Second Most Intelligent Mammals.

14. The Queen and Her Court.

15. King of the Northwest.

16. The Only True Vampires.

17. The Tough Rulers of Antarctica.

18. The Man-eating Fish Tale.

19. The Wolf that Cried Boy.

20. Are Dragons Only a Myth.