Books for Habitat Lesson Plans best books about habitats in
following excellent children's books as great for introductory habitat
lesson plans, as they discuss habitats in general and/or a number of
world habitats in one book. We also have books on individual habitats.
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An introduction to four different habitats--woods, meadows, streams and
ponds--all accompanied by bright acrylic illustrations, die-cut fold
out flaps, and simple, first person text. Readers are encouraged to
look within the illustration to find the many living things that make
that environment a home.
On the Way
to the Beach by
Like I Took a Walk,
this title introduces readers to four different habitats--marsh, dunes,
beach, and woods--each depicted in a gorgeous three-page foldout.
Readers learn about the plants and wildlife that thrive within each
habitat by finding them depicted in niches within
Difficulty Level: age 4-8
I See a
Animal Habitats Around the World
Another stunner from illustrator Steve Jenkins! This title
introduces six different habitats--desert, pond, rainforest,
coast, grassland, and forest--in clearly written
descriptions and cut paper illustrations. The habitat's plants and
wildlife hidden throughout, making this seek-and-find book
not only great fun, but also "a first-rate foray into ecology." (SLJ)
Difficulty Level: age 4-8
Eyewitness -- Ecology by Brian Lane
DK Eyewitness books are such visually striking, solid introductions to
subjects that we think they're always a great buy for stocking your
classroom library with material relevant to the units you teach. This
title is no exception--clearly defining ecology and providing
numerous examples of the tight inter- relationships within ecosystems.
What a great resource for planning habitat lesson plans! This book
provides detailed introductions to nine different habitats, then
suggests simple hands- on activities related to each habitat. Examples
include how to make a glacier, a tornado in a bottle, rain forest
'crunch and munch', a 'desertarium' etc...
definitely need more overview books for introductory habitat lesson
plans (ie...books that explain what
habitats/biomes/ecosystems are and cover several different ones in one
book.) So here's our usual pitch... Do
you know of a good children's book for
general habitat lesson plans? If
so, please let us know by completing the Suggest a Book form, located
in the top right column.