Long-Lived Giant Reptiles
From the Series Comparing Animal Traits
Find out what a Galápagos tortoise has in common with a shingleback lizard. Discover what sets a Galápagos tortoise apart from a copperhead snake. Readers will compare and contrast key traits of Galápagos tortoises—their appearance, behavior, habitat, and life cycle—to similar and different reptiles. Charts and sidebars support key ideas and provide details. Through gathering information about similarities and differences, readers will make connections and draw conclusions about what makes this animal a reptile and how reptiles are alike and different from each other.
|Grade 2 - Grade 4
|Lerner Publishing Group
|Lerner Publications ™
|Number of Pages
|Reading Counts! Level
|JNF003270, JNF003190, JNF051150
|7.75 x 10.25
|Guided Reading Level
|ATOS Reading Level
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz
|Accelerated Reader® Points
|Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource
Author: Rebecca E. Hirsch
Rebecca E. Hirsch is an award- winning children's author with a PhD in plant biology. Her picture books include Plants Can't Sit Still and Night Creatures: Animals That Swoop, Crawl, and Creep while You Sleep. She lives with her husband and three children in State College, Pennsylvania. You can visit her online at rebeccahirsch.com.
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Comparing Animal Traits
The Comparing Animal Traits series builds students’ critical thinking skills by helping them gather and analyze information about what makes animals similar to and different from one another. The clear text and vibrant photos show how some species in the same… View available downloads →
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