Habitats Text Set By: Ryann Kimberly

Rationale

This text set is created for 1st grade students. The topic is habitats. This text set is made for students who are at different learning and reading levels. The purpose of this text set is to show the students the different types of habitats across the world.

Fiction Books

The bear Report

Author: Thyra Header

Illustrator: Thyra Header

Publisher: Abram Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 978-1-4197-0783-4

Number of pages: 38 pages

Genre: Fiction

Standard:RL.1.3 – Describe character, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

Summary: Sophie's class is learning about the arctic and has to find three facts about polar bears. Olafur, the polar bear, whisks Sophia away from her home and shows her his habitat, the arctic.

Objective: Students will be able to identify details about the arctic habitat.

5 Reading First Components: Phonics

Six areas of language arts: Listening and viewing

Explanation: This a good book to use for listening and viewing because it has pictures that cover the entire two page spread and it is very detailed. While listening, students will be able to learn different facts about the arctic. This book is also great for phonics since there is not many words on the page and the majority of the words can be sounded out.

Additional resource: http://www.thyraheder.com

Stellaluna

Author: Janell Cannon

Illustrator: Janell Cannon

Publisher: Harcourt

ISBN: 0-15-280217-7

Number of pages: 50 pages

Genre: Fiction

Standard: RL.1.1 – Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

Summary: Stellaluna, the bat, was separated from her mother at a young age. She quickly adapts to a new habitat to learn how to survive with her new family.

Objective: Students will be able to identify the different types of habitats in the story.

5 Reading First Components: Fluency

Six areas of language arts: Listening

Explanation: This is a great book to use fluency. This book has varied points in the story where the reader needs to use expression in their voice due to the setting of the story. It is a great book to listen to as it will allow the students to follow along and understand how Stellaluna adapts to a different habitat.

Additional resource: https://juliekozisek.wikispaces.com/file/view/Janell+Cannon.pdf

Welcome Home, Bear

Author: Il Sung Na

Illustrator: Il Sung Na

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

ISBN: 978-0-385-75376-0

Number of pages: 22 pages

Genre: Fiction

Standard: RL.1.2 - Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

Summary: Bear is tired of waking up every morning to the same boring scenery. He decides to go find a new habitat to call home.

Objective: Students will be able to identify the different types of habitats Bear sees.

5 Reading First Components: Vocabulary

Six areas of language arts: Reading and comprehension

Explanation: This book is a great way to use vocabulary. In this book, the author reviews different types of habitats. This book is also easily worded so for many students it will be easy for them to read and comprehend what is going on in the story.

Additional resource: http://www.ilsungna.com

Non-Fiction Books

Discovering the Arctic Tundra

Author: Janey Levy

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc.

ISBN: 978-1-4042-3787-2

Number of pages: 32 pages

Genre: Non-Fiction

Standard: RL.1.1 – Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

Summary: Students learn more about the arctic tundra, such as the geography and weather. Students will be able to see the wildlife and plants that are in the arctic.

Objective: Students will be able to share three facts they learned from the text about the arctic habitat.

5 Reading First Components: Vocabulary

Six areas of language arts: Viewing

Explanation: This book has an abundance of pictures for the students to look at to give them a general idea what the arctic looks like in real life. Having the students being able to see what the arctic looks like is a great for visual learners. Students will also be introduced to new vocabulary in this book as well.

Additional resource: https://www.jacketflap.com/janey-levy/70357

Freshwater Habitats life in Freshwater ecosystems

Author: Laurie Toupin

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 978-1-4395-2510-4

Number of pages: 64 pages

Genre: Non-Fiction

Standard: RI.1.2 – Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

Summary: Students learn about freshwater habitats and what type of wildlife and plants are included in this habitat.

Objective: Students will be able to share three facts about the freshwater habitat.

5 Reading First Components: Vocabulary

Six areas of language arts: Speaking and viewing

Explanation: This book is a great way to see what the freshwater habitats look like in real life. It also gives the student a visual to look at and be able to compare it to their own life experiences. This book is a little bit more difficult to read so having the teacher read to the students and the students observing the pictures might be a better way for a student to comprehend the information.

Additional resource: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurie-toupin-22716729

Forests

Author: Cathryn Sill

Illustrator: John Sill

Publisher: Peachtree Publishers

ISBN: 978-1-56145-734-2

Number of pages: 43 pages

Genre: Non-Fiction

Standard: RL.1.1 – Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

Summary: Students learn what type of animals and plants live in the forests. Students also learn about the climate and temperature as well.

Objective: Students will be able to identify three facts about the forest habitat.

5 Reading First Components: Phonemic Awareness

Six ares of language arts: Speaking and viewing

Explanation: This book contains vocabulary that a first grader will know but it also introduces some new vocabulary they might not know. This book is full of pictures of what forests look like. This is a great book to read to your students while showing pictures because it gives them a general idea of what a forest habitat looks like.

Additional resource: http://www.kidsreads.com/authors/cathryn-sill

Visual/illustrated books

Desert

Author: Sheila Rivera

Publisher: Lerner Publications Company

ISBN: 0-8225-2597-6

Number of pages: 23 pages

Genre: Non-Fiction

Standard: RI.1.6 – Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.

Summary: Students learn about the desert. What wildlife and plants are in the desert as well, as the climate and weather.

Objective: Students will be able to identify three facts about the desert habitat.

5 Reading First components: Phonics

Six areas of language arts: Reading and viewing

Explanation: In this book there are words that are easy to read for first graders. Students will be able to read this book on their own and there are lots of pictures of what the desert looks like in real life.

Additional resource: https://www.jacketflap.com/sheila-rivera/142463

Rainforest

Author: Nancy Smiler Levinson

Illustrator: Diane Dawson Hearn

Publisher: Holiday House

ISBN: 978-0-8234-1899-2

Number of pages: 40 pages

Genre: Non-Fiction

Standard: RI.1.10 – With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.

Summary: Students learn about the different types of wildlife and plants are in the forests. As well as the climate and weather.

Objective: Students will be able to answer questions about the rainforest correctly.

5 Reading First Components: Phonemic Awareness

Six areas of language arts: Reading and writing

Explanation: This book, students will be able to read with a little bit of help. It has useful information about what is in rainforests. This book has some new vocabulary that a first grader might not know. After reading this book students will be able to write about what a rainforest is because of all of the information in the book.

Additional resource: http://www.nancysmilerlevinson.com/biography.htm

Oceans

Author: Cathryn Sill

Illustrator: John Sill

Publisher: Peachtree Publishers

ISBN: 978-1-56145-618-5

Number of pages: 43 pages

Genre: Non-Fiction

Standard: RL.1.1 – Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

Summary: Students learn about the different animals and plants found in the ocean.

Objective: Students will be able to identify which animals live in the ocean habitat.

5 Reading First Components: Fluency

Six areas of language arts: Reading

Explanation: In this book, students should be able to read the text fluently. All of the words are at a first grade level and should be read smoothly. It is a great book to introduce the habitat about oceans. It is an informational text and includes lots of details.

Additional resource: http://www.johnsill.com

Alternative

Summary: Shows the different habitats where animals live in.

Objective: Students will be able to identify the different types of habitats in the video.

Genre: Video

Standard: RI.1.2 – Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

5 Reading First Components: Vocabulary

Six areas of language arts: Viewing

Explanation: This video has different vocabulary that will be introduced to the students. The vocabulary is the different types of habitats that animals live in. All of the students need to watch the video and you can even turn on the closed captioning so students might follow a long.

Additional resource: http://pbskids.org/wildkratts/habitats/

Credits:

Created with images by lakelou - "certified wildlife habitat" • chrisf608 - "atlantic ocean" • jackmac34 - "ice ice floe sea jelly" • m01229 - "Luray Caverns, taken with tripod" • chornamariya - "Forest" • girlart39 - "mountains antarctica ice" • merkure - "scene sky blue" • WanderingSolesPhotography - "Rainforest" • Hans - "monument valley kayenta arizona" • nicksarebi - "Brazilian Rainforest" • PublicDomainPictures - "sea boat clouds"

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