Amazing Animal Survivors

Keith Pigdon

Amazing Animal Survivors

Keith Pigdon






1 Jan 2019




Flying Start to Literacy WorldWise

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Title Information:­
Amazing Animal Survivors: Amazing Animal Survivors discusses the ways that animals adapt to survive in harsh environments such as places with extreme heat or cold, and places where there is a lot of competition for food. It also outlines how well-developed senses allow some animals to live in dark places and how some animals protect themselves from predators.

Content vocabulary:altitudes, camouflage, competition, hibernation, life cycle, lowland, nostrils, oxygen, predators, pressure, prey, thaw, vocal cords

Key concepts:
Animals adapt and change to survive  Some animals have adapted to live in harsh environments and in places where there is high competition for food  Some animals have highly developed senses that help them to survive  Some animals have developed bodies or behaviours to protect themselves from predators

Reading Strategies: Predicting using photos and prior knowledge

Related resource:Lesson Plan - Amazing Animal Survivors

Series Information:

WorldWise is a high-interest literacy program that encourages inquiry and questioning while extending knowledge in science and a range of STEM topics linked to the curriculum. This engaging program teaches reading strategies simultaneously with natural, earth and physical science concepts – reflecting the diversity of the world students live in.

Students will develop strategies and skills to read informative texts across a range of text types while they learn to become informative text writers. With an assortment of text types on offer, themes and concepts are introduced and revisited across the reading stages, building on initial concepts with increasing complexity.

WorldWise Lesson Plans support each Student Book, offering practical, systematic and easy-to-implement instructions. These visually appealing resources integrate oral language, vocabulary development, fluency and comprehension, writing and phonics.

WorldWise Investigations is a web-based tool that provides extension activities for titles in the program. It encourages exploration of content linked to curriculum outcomes in a deeper more hands-on way. Students are supported with a framework that encourages investigation and inquiry.

This series is supported by an array of teacher resources which can be obtained by visiting

Teacher Resources

Each WorldWise student book is supported by a corresponding Lesson Plan for teachers.

The following additional teacher resources are available:

  • Curriculum outcomes
  • Writing templates
  • Correlation charts which provide title-level information about alignment to curriculum

These additional teacher resources can be downloaded from