How do millions of species survive on a single planet with limited food, water, and space? At any given time, every species is doing its best to survive. Each species lives by instinct and nature. These things work together to keep the species alive and healthy. Featuring TIME For Kids content, this nonfiction reader builds critical literacy skills while introducing students to new concepts and vocabulary terms including ecosystem, competition, mutualism, predation, commensalism, and natural selection. The detailed images and sidebars, stimulating facts, and clear, informational text will keep students engaged in reading.
The Reader's Guide, Dig Deeper, and Try It! sections prompt students to connect back to the text, and provide extensive language-development activities that will develop critical thinking. The book includes text features such as a table of contents, captions, glossary, and an index to increase understanding and improve academic vocabulary. Aligned with state and national standards, this text prepares students for college and career. Keep grade 5 students reading from cover to cover with this high-interest title.