What's the Difference? An Endangered Animal Subtraction Story

What's the Difference? An Endangered Animal Subtraction Story

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Overview

You can celebrate thehuge differencecaring peoplemakefor endangered animals while you practicesubtraction skills. In thissequel toher popular addition title, What's New at the Zoo?, Slade presentsa newsubtraction problem in each clever rhyming verse.The colorful watercolors include realistic animals set in lush spreads by illustrator, Joan Waites.So join in the celebrationof our world's precious animals with this exciting title, and have fun practicing math skills along the way! The “For Creative Minds” educational section includes: Endangered Animal Vocabulary, Food Chains and Webs, Missing Links in Food Chains, Endangered Animals, and Fact Families. This nonfiction picture book with a cuddle factor and rhyming text includes a 4-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 65-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. What's the Difference? is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The interactive ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607180814
Publisher: Arbordale Publishing
Publication date: 03/10/2010
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 805,665
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD960L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Suzanne Slade is the award-winning author of over 80 books for children including The Great Divide, Multiply on the Fly, What's the Difference?, What's New at the Zoo?, and Animals are Sleeping for Arbordale. Her works include picture books, biographies, as well as many non-fiction titles about animals, sports, and nature. One of her favorite parts of the writing process is researching and learning new things. Suzanne lives near Chicago with her husband, Mike, two children, and their tiny dog, Corduroy. She enjoys visiting schools in-person or during her live virtual author visits. Visit Suzanne's website: http://www.suzanneslade.com/suzanneslade/Welcome.html

Joan Waites (What's the Difference? and What's New at the Zoo?) has been a freelance illustrator for the past 18 years. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from DeSales University in 1982. Employment followed for 15 years as a neo-natal intensive care nurse in Philadelphia and Washington DC, while she simultaneously returned to college to study illustration and launch her freelance career. In addition to What's the Difference? and What's New at the Zoo?, Joan has illustrated nearly 40 books for the educational and trade marketplace. She is also an adjunt faculty member of The Corcoran Museum School of Art and Design in Washington, DC, where she teaches various children's classes for the college's "Aspiring Artists" program. Visit Joan's website: http://www.joanwaites.com/

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