How Animals CommunicateTitle: How Animals Communicate
978 1 74148 800 5
Upper Primary/Set 2
Levels 28–29


Description: Discover the many ways animals convey things to one another without the aid of speech in How Animals Communicate. Find out what scientists are learning about how animals communicate with each other, and whether or not animals really do have their own language.

Key concepts

  • Animals have means of communicating with members of their own species and other species.
  • The behavior of individual organisms is influenced by internal cues (such as hunger) and by external cues (such as a change in the environment).
  • Humans and other organisms have senses that help them detect internal and external cues.

Curriculum links:
Natural Science

Text types in this book

  • Report
  • Explanation
  • Discussion

Text features of this book

Text tools

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

Text boxes

  • Did you know? boxes
  • Fact boxes
  • Activity box

Visual tools

  • Photographs
  • Symbols
  • Diagrams
  • Illustrations

Reading and thinking strategies

  • Activating background knowledge
  • Using word identification strategies appropriately and automatically when encountering unknown words
  • Critically reflecting and responding to information in the text
  • Identifying and discussing different points of view on a topic
  • Identify the important information in a passage
  • Summarising information
  • Posing questions about the text


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