Talented Animals

Keith Pigdon

Talented Animals

Keith Pigdon






1 Jan 2019




Flying Start to Literacy WorldWise

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Title Information:­
Talented Animals: Talented Animals explains the ways that some animals use their specific tools and talents to move, communicate and find food. The animals described in this book have individual features that help them live in their distinct habitats.

Content vocabulary:adapted, chisel, colonies, echolocation, heat sensors, hind limbs, larvae, mating ritual, migrate, paralyse, prey, reproduce, senses, snout, species, survival, swim bladder, vertebrae

Key concepts:
Animals come in many different shapes and sizes, and they have different talents and skills  Animals’ special characteristics help them survive in their environment

Reading Strategies: Interpreting tables

Related resource:Lesson Plan - Talented Animals

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 www.worldwise.com.au

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 www.worldwisereading.com.au/teacher-resources