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A child watches a female cardinal building a nest in his backyard and decides to record what happens to the cardinal family in her diary. Readers will follow along as the young narrator observes the birds’ behavior up close, including the mother bird brooding her eggs, the chicks peeking from the nest for the first time, and the parent birds feeding and fledging their young. All the details of the birds’ lives are explored up to the time when the juvenile birds are ready to leave home. Large photos, diagrams, and clear, age-appropriate text will engage young readers as they explore the life cycle, natural habitat, physical characteristics, diet, and behavior of these colorful birds. The diary format models scientific observation and critical thinking—and encourages children to keep notebooks recording their own investigations into the natural world. A Bird’s Life is part of Bearport’s Animal Diaries: Life Cycles series.

 
Interest Level Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
BISACS JNF003000
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2013
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Animal Diaries: Life Cycles
Language English
Number of Pages 24
ISBN 9781617725951, 9781617726163, 9781617726576
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 598.156
Dimensions 10 x 8
ATOS Reading Level 3.7
Guided Reading Level K
Lexile Reading Level 740
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 3.5
Author Ellen Lawrence
 
  • 2014 Teachers' Choice Award

A Bird

Through the eyes of a child who shares observations of animal life in ongoing journal entries, Lawrence keeps readers thoroughly engaged as they process a generous amount of information pertaining to the natural world. Colorful photos with clearly labeled focal points, interactive dialogue, and fascinating facts neatly captioned are also part of the effective methodology used to acquaint students with every aspect of scientific inquiry. Each installment includes an activity that can be documented using vocabulary from an illustrated glossary found on the next page. Memorable photos and a thoughtful narrative are perfectly organized to maximize comprehension in these outstanding titles.

A Bird

Through the eyes of a child who shares observations of animal life in ongoing journal entries, Lawrence keeps readers thoroughly engaged as they process a generous amount of information pertaining to the natural world. Colorful photos with clearly labeled focal points, interactive dialogue, and fascinating facts neatly captioned are also part of the effective methodology used to acquaint students with every aspect of scientific inquiry. Each installment includes an activity that can be documented using vocabulary from an illustrated glossary found on the next page. Memorable photos and a thoughtful narrative are perfectly organized to maximize comprehension in these outstanding titles.

Index
Glossary of key words
Table of contents
Author/Illustrator biography
Detailed maps
Full-color photographs