Teaching Children's Literature

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis

Tasmanian Devils


Bibliographic Information:  Tasmanian Devils.  Written by Lyn A Sirota.  Capstone Press.  c., 2010.

Reading Level:  450L

Synopsis:  This book gives information and facts about Tasmanian devils.  It tells about where they live, their characteristics, and how they live and survive.

Rationale for Classroom Use:  This would be a good nonfiction book to read, especially when talking about different types of animals in science or different countries in social studies.  It would peak a child’s interest because they have heard of Tasmanian devils from Taz on the cartoons so they would be able to make a connection.

Common Core Connection:  This book could be used to help students know and use several different text features in a nonfiction text, such as bold print, subheadings, and glossaries.  They could use this information to help them find information in a text efficiently.


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This entry was posted on June 5, 2013 by in Informational Texts and tagged , , , .

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