In the book, Hunting the Horned Lizard, Nic Bishop travels to the Arizona Desert to take part in a field study of the horned lizard. The information the team collects will help biologists to protect this unusual reptile species.
The features of the book are:
The example of a scientific field study
The use of maps and illustrations to convey information
The journal format:- the contents page, appendix, glossary, and index
The different ways of presenting information:- fact boxes, captions, photographs, and diagrams
The author’s style:- a mixture of fact and opinion in the text.
Hunting the Horned Lizard can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills:
Using the contents page, index, appendix, and glossary to locate information
Understanding how a field study is carried out
Studying the features of a non-fiction text:- labelled diagrams, index, and captions
Communicating factual information:- writing a scientific report
Drawing conclusions from the text
Creating a glossary.
Themes covered in this book are: Animals Birds and Insects, Habitats, Life Science, Science and Technology
Reading Level:31+ (Bronze)
Guided Reading Level30
Genreand log | Diary | journal
Theme/Topicand insects | Animals | birds | Habitats | Life Science
Strategy/SkillsDrawing conclusions | features of non-fiction | vocabulary and word