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Tips on Reading this Book with Children:

1. Read the title. Predictions after reading the title have children make predictions about the book. 2. Take a book walk. Talk about the pictures in the book. Use content words from the book as you take the picture walk. Have children find one or two words they know as they do a picture walk. 3. Have children find words they recognize in the text. 4. Have children read the remaining text aloud. 5. Strategy Talk use to assist children while reading. Get your mouth ready Look at the picture Thinkdoes it make sense Thinkdoes it look right Thinkdoes it sound right Chunk it by looking for a part you know

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6. Read it again. 7. Complete the activities at the end of the book.

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Animal Habitats
by Julie K. Lundgren Science Content Editor: Kristi Lew

Science content editor: Kristi Lew A former high school teacher with a background in biochemistry and more than 10 years of experience in cytogenetic laboratories, Kristi Lew specializes in taking complex scientific information and making it fun and interesting for scientists and non-scientists alike. She is the author of more than 20 science books for children and teachers. 2012 Rourke Publishing LLC All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system without permission in writing from the publisher. Project Assistance: The author also thanks Riley, Sam and Steve Lundgren. Photo credits: Cover Paul S. Wolf, Damla AYZEREN; Cover logo frog Eric Pohl, test tube Sergey Lazarev; Page 4 lavigne herve; Page 5 Vittorio Bruno; Page 6 Diana Cochran Johnson; Page 7 Serg64; Page 8 Eric Issele; Page 9 Henk Bentlage; Page 10 JG Photo; Page 11 Janelle Lugge; Page 12 Strejman; Page 13 Terence; Page 14 Eric Issele; Page 15 Terry Reimink; Page 16 Fiona Ayerst; Page 17 Krzysztof Odziomek; Page 18 Eric Gevaert; Page 19 Eric Gevaert; ; Page 20 Brian Balster; Page 21 Morgan Lane Photography Editor: Kelli Hicks Cover and page design by Nicola Stratford, Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Lundgren, Julie K. Animal habitats / Julie K. Lundgren. p. cm. -- (My science library) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-61741-732-0 (Hard cover) (alk. paper) ISBN 978-1-61741-934-8 (Soft cover) 1. Habitat (Ecology)--Juvenile literature. I. Title. QH541.14.L86 2012 591.5--dc22 2011003867 Rourke Publishing Printed in China, Power Printing Company Ltd Guangdong Province 042011 042011LP - Post Office Box 643328 Vero Beach, Florida 32964

Table of Contents
Hello, Habitat! ......................4 Heaps of Habitats ...............8 Changing Habitats...........18 Show What You Know .... 22 Glossary .............................. 23 Index .................................... 24

Hello, Habitat!
A habitat is where an animal lives.
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Animals need food, water, and shelter to live. They find these things in their habitat.

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Heaps of Habitats
Animals live in habitats on land and in water. Land habitats include forests, grasslands, and deserts.

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Tropical rainforests are warm and wet all year. These habitats are near the equator.



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Oceans, lakes, and wetlands are water habitats.

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Changing Habitats
People change habitats. These changes may hurt animals.

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Sometimes people cause big changes to habitats and then animals cannot find what they need.
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1. Can you name some land habitats? 2. What animals live in water habitats? 3. How can people care for animal habitats?


equator (ee-KWAY-ter): an imaginary line around the middle of the Earth, halfway between the North and South Poles grasslands (GRASS-landz): large areas of grassy land with few trees habitat (HAB-uh-tat): a place an animal naturally lives oceans (OH-shuhnz): salty bodies of water covering much of Earth shelter (SHELL-ter): a place where an animal can be protected from danger and weather tropical (TROP-uh-kuhl): warm and wet all through the year wetlands (WET-landz): areas covered with shallow water and many kinds of water plants


change(s) 18, 20 desert(s) 8, 10, 11 forests 4, 8 grasslands 8, 9 land 8 ocean(s) 14, 16 rainforests 12, 13 water 6, 8, 14, 16


About the Author

Julie K. Lundgren grew up near Lake Superior where she liked to muck about in the woods, pick berries, and expand her rock collection. Her interests led her to a degree in biology. She lives in Minnesota with her family.


Comprehension & Extension:

Summarize: What is a habitat? How would you describe some different habitats? Text to Self Connection: Where do you live? What do you need to survive in your habitat? Extension: Think about water and land habitats. Make a Venn diagram to show how the two habitats are alike and how they are different.

Sight Words I Used:

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Vocabulary Check:
Use glossary words in a sentence.

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