Great book for combining science, social studies, geography, and reading! This sixth-grade Level W reader takes a close look at animals found in the Australian desert and how they have adapted to life in this harsh environment of low rainfall and sweltering heat. Your students will learn about bearded dragons, desert dingoes, marsupial moles, the endangered bilby, and other animals of Australia.
Specific concepts, skills, and vocabulary targeted in this book are listed on the first page of nine-page text. And to help reinforce literacy skills involving reading comprehension, language, and writing, the book comes with five accompanying worksheets.
This book is one in my original series of leveled books written to incorporate the Fountas and Pinnell leveled vocabulary, Rebecca Sitton spelling words, and general core curriculum standards for grades K-6 in the United States.