Animals and UsTitle: Animals and Us
978 1 74148 798 5
Upper Primary/Set 1
Levels 27–28


Description: Do you have animals in your life? Even if you don’t own a pet, animals may play more of a part in your life than you think. Animals and Us tells you how animals became a part of human lives, and describes the ways in which they still are.

Key concepts

  • People have depended on animals for a long time.
  • Some animals have been changed due to their relationship with people over thousandsof years, for example, domesticated animals.
  • Animals are used in scientific and medical research: not all people believe that this should occur.
  • Living things are interdependent for their survival.

Curriculum links:
Study of Society/History/Science

Text types in this book

  • Report
  • Discussion

Text features of this book

Text tools

  • Contents page
  • Specialised vocabulary
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Headings
  • Captions
  • Labels

Text boxes

  • Did you know? boxes
  • Think about… boxes

Visual tools

  • Photographs
  • Photographic table
  • Map
  • Poster
  • Timeline

Reading and thinking strategies

  • Predicting
  • Articulating thinking and strategies used
  • Critically responding to the text
  • Expressing their own point of view
  • Selecting and integrating reading strategies, for example, rereading, sub-vocalising, skimming, self-correcting, slowing down, substituting, predicting and confirming
  • Supporting opinions with proof in the text
  • Synthesising the text


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