Midnight Crab Count
What a delightful tale. Authors ,Dr. Neeti Bathala and Jennifer Keats Cutris, make the reader feel like they are actually in the boat joining Leena and her Mom’s “Midnight Crab Count” adventure. On the journey we learn lots of fun facts about Horseshoe Crabs and just how important they are to many different species of animals.
Love that like every book I have reviewed from Arbordale Publishing, this soft covered tale includes a section in the back that gives little learners lots more information about Horseshoe Crabs. If you go online you can learn even more with the 26 page Teaching activity guide.
Even kids can get involved in science! Ecologist Dr. Neeti Bathala and Jennifer Keats Curtis collaborate to bring us the story of these adventurous citizen scientists. Leena and her mom volunteer each summer to count the horseshoe crabs that visit their beach. With their dog Bobie at their sides, the duo spends a night on the shore surveying horseshoe crabs who have come to mate and lay eggs. Readers will learn valuable facts about these ancient animals and how they can get involved in the effort to conserve horseshoe crabs.
This fictional story includes a 4-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 26-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. Moonlight Crab Count is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The interactive ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension. Tap animals and other things that make noise to hear their sounds.
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