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All in a Rainforest Day Ebook is created from a published and well-reviewed print book. It uses factual text and authentic photographs to show plants and animals of the rainforest throughout a day from morning to night. It can be used as the basis for an ELA and life science mini-unit covering the topics of rainforest biodiversity, adaptation, ecosystems, and passage of time throughout a day. Teacher resource documents and visuals to be used with this book are listed below.
This title is most appropriate for grades K and 1 but may also be useful for grade 2 challenged readers and students with special needs. A reading of the book and completion of all or most of the suggested follow up resources will likely take one week. This recommendation is based on an estimate of 20-30 minutes per lesson for grades K-2.
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Ebook titled All in a Rainforest Day
Student Worksheet & Answer Key
Rainforest Layers Diagrams (1 B&W; 1 color)
Ecosystems Graphic Organizer
Look into the Rainforest Poster
DESCRIPTION OF PRODUCT COMPONENTS
This professionally-published picture book by author Ellen B. Senisi and photographer Thomas Marent contains stunning photographs and simple, age-appropriate text. There are 1-2 sentences per page. Page 32 features a list of brief details about each page so key information can be identified. (See REVIEWS AND DISTINCTIONS below.)
Word Bank for writing
Instructions for using the additional included documents
Enrichment questions with answers
List of NGSS and CC ELA standards addressed
(2 pages) & (1 page)
6 questions; each is followed by two ruled lines for primary students’ written answers
2 PDF versions of a diagram of the rainforest layers are included. A black and white version may be printed out for student use while doing the student worksheet. The color version may be projected during a lesson or printed out for a bulletin board or classroom poster.
A PDF file of a graphic organizer may be projected during a lesson or printed out for a bulletin board or classroom poster.
The poster pairs the image from the book’s cover with summary text about the rainforest ecosystem. The poster may be printed out for a bulletin board or classroom poster and/or used as the basis of an informal assessment of student knowledge.
Hardcover versions or multi-copy book packs of 6 softcovers for reading groups are available through EdTechLens:
They are also available to subscribers of Follett School Solutions.
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ALL IN A RAINFOREST DAY REVIEWS AND DISTINCTIONS
All in a Rainforest Day was shortlisted for a 2015 Revere Award (Association of American Publishers)
Extracted from School Library Connection review:
“High interest, lower level text, makes this accessible to readers of all ages. This book is a good choice for teachers to use during a shared reading experience and to launch a rainforest unit of study.”
Extracted from Kirkus Reviews:
“The word-to-photo ratio makes this an excellent book to share in front of a class, and confident emergent readers will enjoy tackling the new words with only a little help. . . . A big win for classroom use or individual research thanks to its captivating photos and smooth introductions of new concepts.”
Extracted from National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) review:
“All in a Rainforest Day by Ellen B. Senisi is joyful with photos that capture the glamor of rainforests . . . I read the book to a group of youngsters ranging in age from six to eleven, part of a Co–op. They sat rapt! . . . This book is an excellent introduction to rainforest organisms. Children will want to learn more. . . “
More information about the author and photographer may be found at their websites:
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The following NGSS standards are addressed as students in grades K, 1, and 2 read or listen to All in a Rainforest Day and compete the coordinated follow up activities. CC ELA standards are shown above and in the included teacher guide.
LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
ESS3.A: Natural Resources
PS3.B: Conservation of Energy
LS1.A: Structure and Function
LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans
ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes