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Raccoons and Ripe Corn


MSRP: $29.95
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Order Number: 126.0077
Format : DVD

Theme: There are many stories in nature waiting to be discovered and with careful observation, you can find them.

Jim Arnosky’s beautifully illustrated books provide the inspiration for LeVar to learn about wildlife watching. They team up for a day of exploration and playing detective.

Viewers learn that teeth marks on twigs are a good sign that beavers are nearby. If they look closely on tree trunks, they might see tiny porcupine claw marks. Get a close look at raccoon paw prints and learn how to tell if they were drinking from the brook or just passing by.

Author: Jim Arnosky
Publisher: Lothrop
 
Field Trip Segments
At the Beaver Pond – Jim and LeVar take a walk, see a mink and explore a beaver dam.
Come Out, Muskrats – Feature Book
The Porcupine Trail – Jim and LeVar walk on a porcupine trail and after observing the signs that a porcupine had climbed a tree, Jim draws a picture of the porcupine climbing the tree.
 
Review Books – Bird Watch by Jane Yolen; My First Nature Book by Angela Wilkes; Tree Trunk Traffic by Bianca Lavies.

Click here for Language Arts Teacher’s Guide

Use this episode to further enhance your  science curriculum.  Science Concepts: inference, exploration, observation, documentation, adaptation, mapping.
Click here for Science Teacher’s Guide

Click here for English Language Learners Teacher’s Guide

Click here for  Theme Lesson Plan -- "Story Makers"

Click here for Parent/Family Activity

Rights granted with purchase include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance and c) campus or building closed circuit and video streaming. 

Ideal for Grades: K -4
Duration: 30 minutes
Closed Captioned
©GPN / WNED-TV
Series #126

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