The Coral ReefTitle: The Coral Reef
978 1 74148 651 3
Relationships, Roles, Responsibilities
Middle Primary A/Set 2
Levels 23–24


Description: Coral reefs are places of amazing diversity, where thousands of different animals and plants struggle for survival every day. Find out about different animals’ relationships with the reef and explore the impact of humans on the reef as well.

Key concepts

  • Coral reefs contain hundreds of different types of coral and are home to thousands of sea creatures.
  • Coral reefs are some of the most complex habitats on earth. Yet despite their size, coral reefs are fragile environments.

Curriculum links: Natural science

Text types in this book

  • Report
  • Report: question and answer
  • Explanation
  • Argument
  • Recount

Text features of this book

Text tools

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

Text boxes

  • Think about…
  • Did you know?

Visual tools

  • Map
  • Illustrations
  • Graphic organiser
  • Charts
  • Diagrams
  • Symbols
  • Food web
  • Poster
  • Photographs

Reading and thinking strategies

  • Accessing prior knowledge
  • Predicting
  • Reading flow charts
  • Recognising the difference between questions and statements
  • Reading with fluency and accuracy
  • Recalling text information
  • Using information in the text to explain why coral reefs are important


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