WetlandsTitle: Wetlands
978 1 74148 804 3
Upper Primary/Set 3
Levels 29–30


Description: Are you brave enough to visit wetlands where crocodiles are known to lurk? Instead, you can do it by reading Wetlands, where you’ll learn what a wetland is and what kinds of animals and plants survive there. You will also find that wetlands are in danger and need protecting.

Key concepts

  • Wetlands are complex ecosystems that perform a variety of functions of vital importance.
  • Structures of living things are adapted to their function in specific environments.
  • Living organisms depend on each other and the environment.
  • Human activity has impacted severely on the health of wetlands and their wildlife.
  • Many individuals, groups and organisations have taken conservation action to protect wetlands.

Curriculum links:
Natural science/Study of society

Text types in this book

  • Report
  • Explanation
  • Argument

Text features of this book

Text tools

  • Contents page
  • Specialised vocabulary
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Headings
  • Captions
  • Labels
  • Table
  • Food chain

Text boxes

  • Did you know? boxes
  • Fact file boxes

Visual tools

  • Photographs
  • Symbols
  • Diagrams
  • Maps

Reading and thinking strategies

  • Making connections between personal experiences and the text
  • Making connections between chapters and widely separated sections of the text
  • Using text context to predict unknown/unfamiliar words


Books at this level

WetlandsClimate ChangeSharing The EnvironmentAdventures In Wild Places

Comments are closed.