Coral Reefs Matter

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What can we learn about the health of an ecosystem through coral reefs? This title takes readers into our warming oceans to learn why and how coral reefs are hurting, and why it's a larger issue for the thousands of animals and humans who depend on its resources.

Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF051100, JNF037020
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Animals, Science & Technology
Copyright 2016
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Core Library
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Season 2015-12-15
ISBN 9781680780093, 9781680772265
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 577.7
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.25 x 9.25
Lexile 820
Guided Reading Level S
ATOS Reading Level 5.7
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 179139
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Detailed maps, Glossary of key words, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents
Online Resources FREE! Core Library Connection
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Bioindicator Species – School Library Connection

In this series, the impact of polar bears, bees, monarch butterflies, frogs, dragonflies, and coral reefs are discussed alongside their predicaments in our world. Each volume includes facts and activities at the end of each chapter to help students and young readers explore the topic further. . .[and] has a “Straight to the Source” section that helps students analyze the main ideas, author’s purpose, and text evidence, which are helpful in finding informational texts for today’s CCSS-related activities.

Bioindicator Species - School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

This well-organized set explains the role of animals in measuring ecosystem health at a level that’s just about right for upper-elementary grades. Opening chapters provide species information and introduce survival threats. Subsequent sections explore threats in more depth, discuss possible effects on both the animals and the environment, and conclude with potential positive solutions. The text covers related topics with clarity. . . . Good introductions to a current and relevant topic.

Author: Julie Murphy