Discover Jellyfish

From the Set 21st Century Basic Skills Library

This Level 3 guided reader introduces basic facts about jellyfish, including their physical characteristics, diet, and habitat. Simple callouts ask the student to think in new ways, supporting inquiry-based reading. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level
Dewey 593.5/3
Lexile 450L
ATOS Reading Level 2.2
Guided Reading Level K
Language English
Publisher Cherry Lake Publishing
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781633626003), Paperback (9781633626904), PDF (9781633627802), ePub (9781634703086), Hosted ebook (9781633628700), Kindle (9781634701686)
Copyright 2016
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 8.25 x 8.25
Graphics Full-color photographs

Booklist - Discover Jellyfish

This new Splash! series title, geared toward early independent readers, provides an accessible, general introduction to jellyfish in a slim format. Three short chapters highlight jellyfish characteristics or behaviors, such as their anatomy, how they swim, and the wide range of their size (“The biggest ones are the size of washing machines. The smallest ones could fit in a spoon”). Each spread presents information in well-spaced, readable text and short declarative sentences opposite full-page color photos. Open queriesinvite critical thinking and propose doing further research online with an adult. While the stock photos predominantly feature a varied range of jellyfish, they are not identified specifically. One close-up photo matter-of-factly depicts welts raised by a tentacle sting. This introductory overview will likely intrigue young readers interested in these unusual creatures.

Author: Susan H. Gray

Susan H. Gray has a master‘s degree in zoology. She has written more than 70 science and reference books for children and especially loves writing about animals. Gray also likes to garden and play the piano. She lives in Cabot, Arkansas, with her husband, Michael, and many pets.

Author/Illustrator biography
Glossary of key words
Informative sidebars
Sources for further research
Table of contents
Full-color photographs