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Resources for a 2nd-3rd grade research study
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Monroe Databases

Additional websites that could help in your research

Online Search Sources

The links below are tailored to student searches and will be helpful in your study of endangered animals.

Easy Bib

Use this bibliography maker to cite your resources.


Monroe Library Catalog

Click to search our Alexandria Catalog. We have great resources for your endangered animals study.

If you can't find something here, contact Mrs. Miks.


Reference Books You May Find Useful

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Amazing Animals of the the World 3 - Grolier (Firm) Staff (Contribution by)
ISBN: 0717261794
Publication Date: 2006-08-01
Series featuring animals from around the world.

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Animal Atlas - Claire Llewellyn
ISBN: 0716696029
Publication Date: 1999-01-01
This useful and attractive atlas is a great resource for kids at school, at home, or at the public library. It's loaded with eye-catching and detailed illustrations, maps, and diagrams which help enrich the text. It's easy to understand for kids ages 8-11, and is specifically designed for youngsters who are just beginning to look things up for themselves. Animal Atlas helps kids figure out where different species are found and then learn interesting facts about the animals.

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The Simon Schuster Encyclopedia of Animals - Philip Whitfield; D. M. Stoddart (Contribution by); I. C. Galbraith (Contribution by); Barry Cox (Contribution by)
ISBN: 0684852373
Publication Date: 1998-11-02
Authoritative and beautiful, written by expert zoologists and illustrated with nearly two thousand original full-color paintings by the world's finest wildlife artists, "The Simon & Schuster Encyclopedia of Animals" is one of the most extraordinary references ever published. No other guide to the animal world combines such comprehensiveness, consistency of style, and elegance. This catalogue of the animal world depicts species in detail -- mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish -- illustrating each in color, a stunning guide to the staggering diversity of vertebrate animals. Organized by the taxonomic categories of order, family, genus, and species, the text gives an overview of the characteristics shared by animals within each family. When a family's members are similar, the most typical and most interesting are depicted, with more species included for every dramatic visual variation. Each illustrated animal is described in detail, and every entry includes information on size, breeding patterns, feeding habits, intriguing adaptations and behaviors, common and scientific names, conservation status, geographic range, and h


Literacy Standards

                           Information Literacy Standards

Standard 1: Access information efficiently and effectively to inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge. 

Standard 2: Evaluate information critically and competently to draw conclusions, make informed decisions, acquire new knowledge, and apply knowledge to new situations.


1. Collaborate with other students to solve information problems

2. Analyze and evaluate information in a text relevant to a third grade topic or subject area with prompting and support

3. Record, summarize, or paraphrase relevant information using note-taking strategies with a graphic organizer with prompting and support

Subject Guide


Common Core Standards

The standards for K–5 reading in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects are integrated into the K–5 Reading standards.

RI.3.3. Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

RI.3.5. Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.

RI.3.7. Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).

Common Core Standards:
Language Arts  
• Learning Standards  RI.3.10.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.


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