Scientists believe American alligators have been around for nearly 150 million years, but they came close to going extinct. American Alligator explores the alligator's key role in its habitat, how hunting and habitat changes almost led to its extinction, and how efforts such as egg collection and controlled hunting help to preserve the species. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|BISACS||JNF003190, JNF003270, JNF051150|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 9.25|
|Guided Reading Level||S|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.7|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||188680|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Informative sidebars, Primary-source text, Reviewed, and Table of contents|
|Online Resources||FREE! Core Library Connection
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Back from Near Extinction - School Library Connection
The volumes in this series are divided into four chapters providing an overview of each species in the wild, an understanding of the forces that pushed the species to the edge of extinction, the efforts that brought the species back from the brink, and what remains to be done to insure the species’ survival. Sidebars provide additional information. . . . Any teacher emphasizing the importance of primary source material will appreciate the “Straight to the Source” pages, which present substantial quotes from scientific publications followed by higher level thought questions designed to have the reader compare and contrast information. . . . Recommended.
Back from Near Extinction – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
Well-organized accounts of animal populations that have declined, then recovered to various degrees. Explanations of how each group became threatened are thorough; they include solid historical background and insights into the complex factors that impacted each situation. Photographs show examples of conservation initiatives and dangers to species, along with a number of wildlife shots. Several critical thinking challenges provide optional activities based on the main text and excerpted sources. Population statistics are included within the text. . . . A standout series that will pair well with environmental studies lessons.