National Geographic Readers: Manatees

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In this level 2 reader, young readers will explore the underwater world of lovable manatees. Follow these gentle giants, sometimes called "sea cows," through their marshy habitats, learn how manatees raise their young, and discover the threats to their environment. Beautiful photos and carefully leveled text make this book perfect for reading aloud our for independent reading.

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Overview

In this level 2 reader, young readers will explore the underwater world of lovable manatees. Follow these gentle giants, sometimes called "sea cows," through their marshy habitats, learn how manatees raise their young, and discover the threats to their environment. Beautiful photos and carefully leveled text make this book perfect for reading aloud our for independent reading.

National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.
Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information. 

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Children's Literature - Janice DeLong
Replete with colorful photographs and facts compressed into short readable sentences, this Level 2 title will be a favorite with young readers who care about sea life. Each colorful page is splashed with large illustrations of either the mammal or some comparison that allows the child to have a better understanding of the life, habitat, size, or behavior of this creature. New words are accompanied by correct pronunciations and noted in bright insets on the page of use. Definitions to new words are supplied in a glossary at the end. Age appropriate jokes appear throughout the text, with the punch line written upside down so that young readers have the opportunity to predict the correct answer before reading it. A final feature is the “Stump Your Parents” section which provides multiple choice answers to questions that surreptitiously review information for the young reader. This title is one in the “National Geographic Readers” series. Recommended for home, classroom, and primary school libraries. Reviewer: Janice DeLong; Ages 6 to 8.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426314728
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 4/8/2014
  • Series: Readers Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 113,232
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 520L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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