Amazing Lifetimes

Keith Pigdon

Amazing Lifetimes

Keith Pigdon






1 Jan 2019




Flying Start to Literacy WorldWise

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Title Information:­
Amazing Lifetimes: Amazing Lifetimes highlights amazing plant and animal lifetimes. Amazing growth rates, size, lifespans and reproduction are discussed.

Content vocabulary:breed, calf, eggs, female, grow, hatch, hatches, insects, larva, lifetimes, male, pupa, species

Key concepts:
All living things have lifetimes, and these lifetimes vary in length. Living things grow and change at different rates, and in different ways.

Reading Strategies: Summarising important information

Related resource:Lesson Plan - Amazing Lifetimes

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