Montgomery, S., & Bishop, N. (2006). Quest for the tree kangaroo: An expedition to the cloud forest of New Guinea. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Informational / 3rd+
Don’t judge this book by its cover, and don’t let the term informational text scare you away! The way the book tells a story rather than just giving facts had me intrigued. The fact that the pictures were so informative had me amazed! This book is a great read and wish other informational text could be as entertaining! I love how she builds the story up by starting with the location. It really gives the reader a sense of valid information. This book takes you on an adventure literally describing materials needed as well as maps and landmarks.
When discussing informational text, you as the reader, really need trust the source, it shouldn’t have you wondering its validity. This book never has you questioning. It has a very descriptive narrative that captures this animal in its habitat. Before this book I had never heard of a tree Kangaroo nor have I really explored the island of Papua New Guinea. I got a lot of out this book, more than just the title would imply.
Exploring the island of Papua New Guinea! As a class I would have us explore this island through a variety of approaches, like with technology, informational texts, and images. Towards the end of the lesson I would have students pick any region from New Guinea, explore it and research one animal they found unique.
Objective: Students will explore Papua New Guinea, and research one animal that inhabits it.
Have you ever heard of a tree kangaroo?
Where do they like to live and why?
Why is it important to care for the environment and its habitats?