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    In the Rain Forest

    In the Rain Forest

    by Dina Anastasio

    Reptiles in camouflage, vivid blossoms, endangered animals. The exotic beauty of the rain forest is captured in full-color photographs and described through glossary-style informative text. A fact-filled book that is great for supporting social studies.

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    Scholastic Trio Individual Theme Unit Set 4, Science - Rain Forest, Grades 4-5

    Scholastic Trio Individual Theme Unit Set 4, Science - Rain Forest, Grades 4-5

    Visit the Scholastic TRIO website for more information.

    Scholastic Trio is a series of themed reading collections that engage students at THREE levels of reading ability - Below, On, and Above - all in the SAME content-area topic. Now your whole class can participate in learning about a single science, social studies, or language arts topic as they develop strategic reading skills!


    • ALIGNED TO STANDARDS: Themes meet critical social studies, science and language arts standards for each grade.
    • FULLY LEVELED: Each book is scored by LexileŽ and Guided Reading levels so you can match every student to a "just right" book.
    • ENGAGING: Authentic literature on high interest topics is included - classics, award-winners, and well-known authors.
    • EASY: Step-by-step teaching materials virtually eliminate prep time, making it a great time saver for busy teachers!
    • VERSATILE: Reproducible activities help you meet classroom accountability requirements and extend learning to the home

    Each individual theme unit includes a Below, On and Above level book (6 copies of each) plus teaching materials.

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Rain Forest

Author: Helen Cowcher

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Environmental Conservation and Preservation, Forests and Rainforests, Jungle and Rainforest Animals, Habitats and Ecosystems, Water Cycle

About This Book

Deep in the rain forest, creatures make their home in the trees and on the ground. Some of them fly, like toucans and blue morpho butterflies. Others, like tapirs and anteaters, walk. They each have everything they need, and live happily . . . until one day, men arrive with machines to cut down trees and clear away land. Even the jaguar, the fiercest animal of them all, is frightened, and the animals retreat ever deeper into the shrinking interior. But then the rains come. The animals know enough to move to higher ground, but the men continue in their machines, tearing down trees. Without the trees and their roots, there is nothing to hold the soil down and the riverbank is washed away. A powerful flood is unleashed and the men and their machines are pulled under to their doom.

Helen Cowcher's simple yet powerful story presents one basic truth — destruction of the rain forest brings peril to animals and mankind alike. It is the rain forest that protects them so long as it, too, remains protected. With illustrations bursting with color and life, Helen Cowcher does honor to this amazing and precious ecosystem.

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