Teachers! Are you looking for a fun, kid friendly way to teach biomes? This is it.
The printable book, Rattlesnake Desert, takes young learners through the rain forest, the coral reef, the chaparral, the ocean, the taiga, the tundra and more. After students hear this easily printable book, they can become creators too and illustrate and color the various environments depicted in Rattlesnake Desert.
Rattlesnake Desert is a delightful follow-up to a lesson on ecosystems. This humorous book mentions nine biomes. The protagonist says, “I used to live in Rattlesnake Desert, and it was full of rowdy, rattling rattlesnakes. I couldn’t walk out the door without stepping on a slithering serpent. So I changed the name… to the Kangaroo Rat Desert. The rhumba of rattlesnakes slithered away. Next, a mischief of kangaroo rats with beady eyes and long, long tails were hopping and hobnobbing in a happy hullabaloo. It culminates in an ironic twist kids will enjoy.
This book gives kids a chance to laugh, have their curiosity stretched a little and to reflect on the organisms that make up nine environmental communities. After they read, they can draw and color some of the plants and animals endemic to the ecosystems they are studying.
•Biomes, NGSS science standards, Grades 2-6
•11 printable pages
•Liberally littered with a little alliteration
•A do-it-yourself book. I write the words. The students are in charge of the pictures!