113. They Came from the Bronx: How the Buffalo Were Saved from Extinction by Neil Waldman
Topics: buffalo, Bronx Zoo, conservation, Native Americans, Comanche Indians, westward expansion, wildlife introduction
Units of Study: Nonfiction, Content-Area
Tribes: mutual respect
Habits of Mind: thinking flexibly
Reading Skills: envisionment, monitoring for sense
My Thoughts: This book combines narrative and non-narrative text. The book begins with a Comanche woman telling her grandson about the days when buffalo roamed the land. On the next page the author describes how 2,000 miles a way trains with mysterious creatures leave the gates of the Bronx Zoo. While reading this book it would be great to have a map of the United States displayed so students could see the route the buffalo traveled.
Entry filed under: Male authors, nonfiction, Picture Books. Tags: Bronx Zoo, buffalo, Comanche Indians, conservation, content-area, envisionment, expository, monitoring for sense, mutual respect, narrative nonfiction, native americans, nonfiction, thinking flexibly, Westward Expansion, wildlife introduction.