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Polar Bears by Gail Gibbons
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Dec 14, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction-your-choice
Read in December, 2009

Reading level: K-2
Gibbons uses and interesting assortment of paint strokes and shading throughout the book. The shading shows the power of the bear and the wind and snow in the background makes the bears appear strong and determined. The text is in various places throughout the page. There are parts of the text that are written within the pictures to illustrate parts of the polar bears body and then there is additional information presented on the bottom of the page. Rather than being written as a story, this book pretty much just provides basic information in a data format. However, it is written in a way that is easy to understand for young readers.

I would first read this story as a read aloud to make sure the students got a better understanding of the power and hardships of the bears. Then, I would keep this book on the shelf with other animal books to compare and contrast it with the other animals and their habitats.

Content Connections: Language Arts: Picking an animal and writing a small book about the animal. The children would include researched information for the older grades and maybe just pictures about the animal parts and such for the beginning learners.
Science: Studying polar bears and their habitats

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