ABSTRACT

Students learn that, in an effort to meet their needs, animals may engage in activities and behaviors that change their surroundings. Encourage the class to look closely at the images and list some of its unusual body features. After the students have added the label to their Wonder Journals, ask them to use what they have learned about a mole’s body to draw and label a picture that shows where they think a mole might live. As students share their drawings and compare them to the one in the book, encourage them to explain why moles dig tunnels. Encourage students to agree or disagree with one another. As children contribute to the conversation, remind them to provide rationale to support their ideas.