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Swimming Home


Swimming Home

In SWIMMING HOME, by Susan Shetterly, the story follows a school of fish (river herring, or alewives) on a journey of hundreds of miles, escaping porpoises, seals, eagles, and herons.


Swimming Home is also the moving story of a boy and his father who see the fish stopped just short of their goal by a new road, and transport them across the last hundred feet.


The Tilbury House Nature Book series brings the natural world to life for young readers without anthropomorphizing animals. Each book aims for the highest standards of scientific accuracy and storytelling magic.


Ages: 6-11
Lexile Measure: 830L



Applicable DCI and Performance Indicators

K—LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms: K-LS1-1, survival needs; ESS2.E: Biogeology: K-ESS2-2, living things change environment to meet needs; ESS3.A: Natural Resources, K-ESS3-1, relationship of needs and habitat

2—LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans: 2-LS4-1, diversity of life

3—LS2.D: Social Interactions and GroupBehavior: 3-LS2-1, animals form groups to survive; LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience: 3-LS4-3, survival in habitat

4—LS1.A: Structure and Function: 4-LS1-1, body structures support survival; LS1.D: Information Processing: 4-LS1-2, receipt of and response to information


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