Hunting the Horned Lizard (SE)

Hunting the Horned Lizard (SE)
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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)

AuthorNic Bishop

SeriesSkyrider Chapters

Year Level6


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

Page Count32