Pandas and Other Endangered Species: A Nonfiction Companion To A Perfect Time For Pandas

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Curriculet Details
16 Questions
17 Annotations
3 Quizzes

Designed for students in fourth grade, this free digital curriculum contains annotations explaining main idea, citing textual evidence, and author's purpose. It also contains interactive videos that support comprehension, such as videos about text connections and media analysis. Over the course of the book, students will answer Common Core questions and quizzes related to the subjects of relationships, author's claims, and vocabulary. This free online unit will increase student engagement while building reading comprehension.

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1. Pandas and Other Endangered Species

Look at this infographic. Use the information below to answer the following question. (This annotation contains an image)
Use the infographic in the annotation above to answer the question below.According to the infographic, which animal species is at the greatest risk of becoming extinct? 
Look at the endangered species poster. Can you spot any familiar animals? (This annotation contains an image)
Look at the highlighted subtitle. Authors use subtitles in a book to help organize information. Read the poster below to learn more about subtitles. (This annotation contains an image)
Which of the following is NOT true of poaching? 

2. China's National Treasures

Which claim from the text supports the idea that giant pandas were important to emperors and empresses? 
Don't forget to read the title of each chapter. The title gives you a hint as to what the chapter will be about. What can you expect to learn about in Chapter 2? 
Did you know that you can look up any word in the text of the book or the text of the questions and answers? Just click (or press on mobile devices) the word you want to define and hold until the blue text selector pops up. When you release, a define option will appear. Since it's so easy to look up words, make sure you use this feature frequently... Is there a word on this page you need to look up? 
Based on the details in the highlighted text, which word BEST describes a giant panda? 
Pandas are able to chew bamboo because  
Did you know pandas have a stronger bite than a lion or tiger? Isn't that interesting? 
View the panda infographic. Use this infographic to answer the next question. (This annotation contains an image)
Quiz 1 
Based on the information in the previous annotation, at what age does the giant panda reach maturity? 

3. Starting Small

This image shows two newborn pandas. Do you see why it is a miracle that these tiny creatures are able to survive?  (This annotation contains an image)
Based on the details in the text, which of the following is NOT a characteristic of mammals? 
Click on the link below to access the interactive story of how the panda became black and white. Notice how this story relates to the story in the book. (This annotation contains a link)
Which claim supports the idea that a panda's black and white coloring is a form of camouflage? 

4. Endangered Species

Watch this video about the Chinese giant salamander. You will use the information in this video to answer the question below. (This annotation contains a video)
Watch the video in the annotation above before answering this question.According to the video, the Chinese giant salamander 
Watch this video of a baby orangutan and her mother. Notice how the baby orangutan is beginning to explore the world around her. (This annotation contains a video)
She sweeps her enclosure and cleans the windows (with dirty rags).Which sentence below uses enclosure in the same context as it is used in the sentence above? 
View the infographic below. You will need the information to answer the next question.  (This annotation contains an image)
According to the information in the infographic, the snow leopard population decreased by approximately ___________ from 1990 to 2009. 
Quiz 2 

5. Two Heroes

Watch the video about Jane Goodall. You will see that she has a deep affection for all animals especially gorillas.  (This annotation contains a video)
Based on the information in the text, how did David Greybeard let Jane Goodall know that he accepted her? 
According to the article from One Green Planet (which can be found in the annotation above), Jane Goodall advocates for animals in all of the following ways EXCEPT 
Click on the link below to access the article from One Green Planet. Read the article carefully. You will use information from the article to answer the question below. (This annotation contains a link)
This is a photo of George Schaller. Do you recognize the animal he is holding? (This annotation contains an image)
What did George Schaller's study of mountain gorillas reveal about the animal? 
Many times, wildlife conservationists will risk their lives to save animals. What does that reveal about their love for animals? 
According to the highlighted text, giant pandas were captured for all of the following EXCEPT 

6. Hope for the Future

Can you think of other ways people could help protect animals? 
What inference can be made based on the highlighted sentences? 
Quiz 3