Fast Flightless Birds
From the Series Comparing Animal Traits
See what an ostrich has in common with a secretary bird. Learn what sets an ostrich apart from a merlin. Readers will compare key traits of ostriches—their appearance, behavior, habitat, and life cycle—to traits of other birds. 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 bird and how birds are alike and different from each other.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||4.5|
|Dimensions||7.75 x 10.25|
|Guided Reading Level||Q|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource|
Author: Laura Hamilton Waxman
Laura Hamilton Waxman lives in Minnesota and has written many nonfiction books for young readers.
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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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