Look Up! Bird-watching in Your Own Backyard

Image result for look up bird watching in your own backyardLook Up! Bird-watching in Your Own Backyard by Annette LeBlanc Cate
Grades: 3-5th
Lexile Level: 810L

Selected because: 
Entertaining guide to birdwatching. Emphasis on observation skills and recording. Information is dense, may be overwhelming for some students. 

Suggested activities:
Use for guided observation: read a page as a class, then go outside to practice the skill (eg. Read about beak shapes, observe birds to notice beaks).