More Great Dawn Publications with Teacher Guides!

 

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A Walk in the Rainforest

Written and illustrated by a 14 year-old in 1992, this best-selling book has introduced a whole generation to the wonders of a very important habitat. Following XYZ the Ant, young readers walk through the alphabet and engage in fun alliterations about the amazing anteater, majestic macaw, and quiet quetzal along with the other inhabitants they encounter in the rainforest. The colorful illustrations were done in magic marker. It reaches a large age range because the large text is for young readers, while smaller text is for you or more advanced children.

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A Walk in the Rainforest Teacher Guide (Grades 3-6)

Based on Pratt-Serafini’s picture book favorite for rain forest study, A Walk in the Rainforest, this guide includes lessons about habitat, interdependency of species, the rain forest water cycle, native peoples, oxygen generation, and much more.

This would be a great unit to cover this content along with many Curricular Competencies at a Grade 3-6 Grade level:

Grade 3 – Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Grade 4 – Ecosystems and Biomes

Some great videos to round out your studies:

The Jeff Corwin Experience: Guyana: Rain Forest Ecosystem (Discovery Education)

Rescue in the Rainforest, Planet Bonehead (Learn 360)

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Lifetimes

Teachers and parents, this book is an outstanding teaching resource, much more than the title might suggest. Beginning with: A lifetime for a mayfly is about one day, it presents 24 lifetimes such as that of an earthworm (about six years), a giant sequoia (about 2,000 years), a bacteria (well, that depends), a dinosaur (never again) and the universe (about 15 to 20 billion years). Each example comes with detailed illustrations and something to ponder, such as, for earthworms: Worms teach us that our work can be very important, even if it cannot be seen. Each plant or animal is practically a lesson plan in itself, with tell about it, think about it, and look it up challenges. Written by a retired teacher, this is a favorite book for children and teachers alike.

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Lifetimes Teacher Guide (Grades 4-6)

Based on Lifetimes, a picture book which introduces some of nature’s longest, shortest, and most unusual plant and animal lifetimes, these lesson plans support learning the benchmark standards for science, language arts, and life skills. Makes extensive use of mind mapping.

This would be a great unit to cover this content along with many Curricular Competencies at a Grade 4-6 level:

Grade 2 Lifecycles of Plants and Animals

Grade 3 Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Some great videos to round out your studies:

Life Cycles (Learn 360)

Cycles in Living Things (Discovery Education)

Check out these books and guides as well:

A Drop Around the World and A Drop Around the World Teacher Guide

How we Know What we Know about our Changing Climate and Teachers Guide

Pass the Energy, Please! and Teacher’s Guide to Nature’s Food Chains

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