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Common core
Common core

The Last Polar Bear

By Jean Craighead George, Illustrated by Wendell Minor

Bestselling duo Jean Craighead George and Wendell Minor team up to show young readers the natural world. The Last Polar Bear is a poignant tale about a boy desperate to save one of the last polar bears in the rapidly changing Arctic environment. Can Tigluk and his grandmother help the young cub who lost his mother?

Frequent collaborators Jean Craighead George and Wendell Minor present another beautiful and moving picture book to join their well-received books Everglades and Galapagos George.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

  • Grade level: 2
  • Interest Level: K-4
  • Guided Reading Level: M

COMMON CORE OBJECTIVES AND QUESTIONS

Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

What questions can you ask yourself to better understand what you read? Discuss the ?who, what, where, when and why? (components of plot structure) for The Last Polar Bear. Find examples of these components in the story. RL.2.1

What is the theme or message of The Last Polar Bear? What does this message teach you about our world? RL.2.2; SL.2.1,1a,1b,2,3,5,6

Research polar bear habitats. Compare the information you find with details from the story. Would you consider The Last Polar Bear to be realistic fiction based on your findings? W.2.2,5,7,8
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Imprint: Katherine Tegen Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • On Sale: 11/30/-0001
  • ISBN: 9780061240690
  • ISBN 10: 0061240699
  • ISBN 13: 9780061240690
  • Pages: 32
  • Trim Size: 10.00 x 10.00 in
  • Subcategory:
  • Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Bears
  • Juvenile Fiction / Nature & the Natural World / Environment
  • Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / General

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COMMON CORE STRANDS

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.3,3f,4,4a,4c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.1,2,5,6,7,8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.1,1a,1b,1c,2,3,4,5,6
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.3,4,4a,4e,5,5a,6
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