Teaching Through Trade Books: The Tool and Eye

by: Christine Anne Royce

This column includes activities inspired by children’s literature. In this month’s issue students explore animal adaptations through books that show how body structures assist in survival or how animals use objects in their environment to meet their needs. The first lesson focuses on how an animal’s eyes allow it to communicate, obtain food, find a mate, and avoid predators. The second activity asks students to solve a task by developing a tool.

Grade Levels



5E Instructional Materials Kindergarten


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 9/1/2017Stock # sc17_055_01_22Volume 055Issue 01

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