Informational (nonfiction) 1,397 words, Level S (Grade 3), Lexile 990L.National Parks explains the value of national parks and explores several parks around the world. Students will learn about animals that live in a large grassland in Africa, as well as the way in which plants and animals of the forest and ocean interact in a small national park in Costa Rica. Students also will read about some unlikely places for a national park, such as in the middle of a major city and totally underwater! Exceptional photography accompanies the text.
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