Animal LifetimesTitle: Animal Lifetimes
978 1 74148 655 1
Change and Continuity
Middle Primary A/Set 3
Levels 24–25


Description: Dragonflies and elephants couldn’t be more different, but like all animals, they have something very important in common – a lifetime! Animal Lifetimes explains the lives of many different types of animals and shows how they survive in their environments.

Key concepts

  • All animals are different and have different life cycles but they all have something in common – a lifetime.

Curriculum links:
Natural Science

Text types in this book

  • Report
  • Explanation
  • Procedure
  • Mixed genre

Text features of this book

Text tools

  • Headings
  • Table of contents
  • Index
  • Glossary
  • Specialised vocabulary
  • Journal entry
  • Labels
  • Captions
  • Quiz

Text boxes

  • Fact boxes
  • Thinking like a zoologist
  • Thinking like a scientist
  • Did you know?

Visual tools

  • Life-cycle diagrams
  • Table
  • Photographs

Reading and thinking strategies

  • Accessing prior knowledge
  • Posing and answering questions
  • Comparing and contrasting information
  • Retelling and discussing their own interpretation of the text
  • Reading tables, diagrams and lists
  • Using contextual knowledge to work out unfamiliar vocabulary


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