At the Zoo Set 3 by MaryRuth Books is a set of 4 books about exotic, wild animals that live at the zoo. Children will be captivated by these stories of their favorite zoo animals with bright, original photography. Titles in this set include Red Pandas at the Zoo, Tortoises at the Zoo, Lions at the Zoo, and Cheetahs at the Zoo. Each book features a glossary that includes newly introduced, subject-specific words. The titles in At the Zoo Set 3 range in guided reading levels from G to I and are appropriate for upper emergent to early fluent readers. Books may also be purchased as individual titles.
Reading nonfiction/informational books, like the At the Zoo sets, provide a different type of literacy benefit to early readers. Reading informational books can help develop a student’s general knowledge of the world, which increases comprehension skills. Nonfiction texts also have the potential to motivate children to read more as they research their own interests. Encouraging students to explore a broad array of informational texts can help them see that the real world is as interesting and amazing as any fictional one.
The titles in At the Zoo Set 3 are included (with sets 1 and 2) in the At the Zoo Collection (single copy of each of 12 titles) and the At the Zoo Classroom Collection (6-pk of each of 12 titles).