I use this book whole group with my kindergarten students. I typically take it page by page and teach the vocabulary words prior to completing the research book. I have however sent this home as a homework assignment to be completed as a family. Students gained vocabulary and learned from completing this assignment!
Vocabulary words included in the research book: herbivore, omnivore, carnivore, endangered, extinct, predator, prey, oviparous, non oviparous, reptile, amphibian, mammal, insect, camouflage, hibernate, habitat, ecosystem, vertebrate, invertebrate, migrate and nocturnal.
I hope you enjoy this resource! Happy Teaching!