Baby animals are adorable. Cuddly. Cute. Mama animals love and protect their young, nuzzling them to move, licking them with kisses. Kids will “awww” when they see the mama/child couple throughout the book, Born in the Wild.
Using a repetitive structured text, Lita Judge breaks the book into sections. Instead of a traditional subtitle, a sentence topic announces the proceeding two-page spread with its corresponding three animals.
The baby is part of a family.
The baby needs to be caressed and groomed.
The baby grows strong through play.
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Savorings for reading and in writing for Born in the Wild:
- Additional Facts – in the back, each animal is expounded upon (a great way to show students how to include any extra facts into their piece)
- Repeating Structure – one-line sentence followed by three animal explanations
- Font Manipulation – highlighted names are colored text
- Glossary – additional websites
- Connection – to field trips, science research