Animal SheltersTitle: Animal Shelters
978 1 74148 663 6
Homes and Shelters
Middle Primary B/Set 2
Levels 25–26


Description: Where do polar bears sleep? What about prairie dogs? Do spiders need somewhere to sleep? Read Animal Shelters to find out how animals build or find shelter in their environment in order to survive.

Key concepts

  • Understanding that different animals found in different habitats have particular adaptations that help them to live in that habitat.
  • How animals found in different habitats are suited to their environment.

Curriculum links:
Natural science

Text types in this book

  • Report
  • Report: question and answer
  • Report: compare and contrast
  • Explanation
  • Recount: log

Text features of this book

Text tools

  • Table of contents
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Headings
  • Captions
  • Specialised vocabulary
  • Question and answer

Text boxes

  • Did you know?
  • Thinking like a zoologist

Visual tools

  • Photographs
  • Diagrams
  • Tables

Reading and thinking strategies

  • Accessing prior knowledge
  • Predicting
  • Identifying key information in the text
  • Interpreting the information in charts
  • Comparing and contrasting information
  • Discussing the punctuation marks contained in the text
  • Talking with others about difficult or interesting information
  • Refining strategies for attacking unknown words


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