“Cheetahs, considered the fastest on land, are now in a plight they don’t understand. A story of hunger and lost habitat, a mother who hunts but avoids combat.”
Chitraka, a young cheetah mother faces habitat depletion, loss of prey and poaching as she tries to provide for her young cubs. Will Chitraka survive her many challenges?
Written in rhyming text and supplemented with facts against a background of full-color, realistic illustrations, Chitraka - A Challenged Cheetah Tale is a unique resource for classroom discussions.
This paperback book includes a world and habitat map, glossary of vocabulary words, and a wide range of discussion questions giving every student, regardless of reading level, an opportunity to think critically and participate!
Themes of predator-prey relationships, human-wildlife interaction and habitat loss integrate science into your reading curriculum.
Corresponding Chitraka activity cards, posters, and wristbands are also available on TpT. The cards reinforce the reading skills of:
reconstructing a sequence
using context clues
determining cause and effect
distinguishing fact from opinion
synonyms and antonyms
This book, when used in conjunction with the activity cards, provides the materials needed for an engaging literacy learning center.