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Short Reading Comprehensions
Very Quick Readers
     Can a Snapping Turtle Snap? (Very Quick Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     The World's Longest Rivers: the Nile (Very Quick Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     The World's Longest Rivers: The Amazon River (Very Quick Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     The World's Longest Rivers: the Yangtze River (Very Quick Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)

Short Readers
     Streams and Rivers (Short Reader; Grades 1-2 Readability)
     It's Super Sockeye! (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     The Importance of Rivers (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Wetlands (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Where Is Earth's Freshwater? (Short Reader; Grades 5-6 Readability)
     Electric Eels (Short Reader; Grades 5-6 Readability)
     The World's Longest Rivers: the Mississippi-Missouri River System (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)

Spanish
     ¡Supersalmón! (grades 3-5)


Reading Comprehensions
Introduction
     Freshwater (Grades 3-6)
     Freshwater (Grades 4-7)
     The Everglades (Grades 6-8)

Fresh Water Animals
     Alligator Snapping Turtle (Grades 4-7)
     Anacondas (Grades 4-9)
     Archerfish (Grades 4-7)
     Beavers (Grades 3-6)
     Bullfrogs (Grades 3-5)
     Capybaras (Grades 4-8)
     Crocodiles and Alligators (Grades 4-8)
     Dragonflies (Grades 3-6)
     Ducks and Geese (Grades 4-6)
     Electric Eels (Grades 4-7)
     Fishing Cats (Grades 4-6)
     Flamingos (Grades 3-6)
     Japanese Giant Salamanders (Grades 4-6)
     Mosquitoes (Grades 4-7)
     Piranhas (Grades 4-8)
     Platypuses (Grades 4-8)
     Sirens (Grades 3-5)
     Snails (Grades 4-6)

Spanish
     Las Anacondas
     Cocodrilos y Caimanes
     Las Libélulas (grades 3-6)
     Los Patos y los Gansos (grades 4-6)
     Las Anguilas Eléctricas
     Los Flamencos
     Los Mosquitos
     Las Pirañas (grades 4-8)


Compare and Contrast
        Mammal Traits: Compares two similar home-building mammals (Grades 5-6)

Longest River Traits: Compares the two longest rivers in the world (Grades 5-6)

Water Fowl Traits: Compares two similar water birds (Grades 5-6)



Books
            Everglades National Park (Grades 5-6)


Leveled Books
            The Snapping Turtle
            The Gentle Giant
            I'm So Sorry!
            Chuck's the Name!
            The Freshwater Biome
        Ducks



   Art Project: Dragonflies in the Wetlands (Grades 3-6)
     Art Project: An art project on dragonflies (PDF file)


   Art Project: Wetlands Inhabitants (Grades 2-6)
     Art Project: An art project on different animals and insects that live in wetlands (PDF file)



Plays:  Reader's Theater Scripts
     How Mr. Snail Lost His Eyes (Grades 2-4)
     Life in the Amazing and Unique Everglades (Grades 3-5)


Book Units
    Ducks! (Grades 1-3)
    Three Good Deeds (Grades 4-6)
    The Missing Gator of Gumbo Limbo (Grades 4-7)


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Habitats
        
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