Oliver’s Otter Phase
Young readers will enjoy learning about otters as they go through a day of imagining in the life of Oliver. The young boy is fascinated with otters, so he spends the day pretending to be one. Playful illustrations bring life to the story. The book includes 4-page For Creative Minds at the end of the story as well as an online 30-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide.
What child hasn’t wondered what it would be like to be an animal, able to hop, fly, or slither with ease? After a trip to an aquarium, Oliver decides he wants to be a sea otter. Oliver tries to copy sea otter behavior at meals, while playing, during a trip to the store, and at bath time. However, during the course of the day, Oliver discovers that he just doesn’t have the same adaptations. Being an otter isn’t easy for a human. What’s an otter—we mean, a boy—to do?
Oliver’s Otter Phase 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.
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