“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: National Geographic Kids: Sea Turtles. Written by Laura Marsh. National Geographic Society. c. 2011, 32pp.
Reading Level: 620L
Synopsis: This nonfiction text teaches readers about sea turtles. Readers learn about the interesting features of sea turtles, how they protect themselves, their habitats, their reproduction, and traits as reptiles through text and colorful pictures.
Rationale for Use: This scholastic reader is a great nonfiction text to use with early elementary readers. This text could be used in conjunction with a science unit on different animal species, and this text could be used to teach about text features. .
Common Core Connection: RI 1.6: Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text. RI 1.5: Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.