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Ice Bear
In the Steps of the Polar Bear
by Nicola Davies
Illustrated by Gary Blythe

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Have you ever wondered how polar bears stay warm in the middle of all that snow and ice? Are they mean mothers? What do they eat? Is global warming really a problem for polar bears? Ice Bear, In the Steps of the Polar Bear is filled with answers and beautiful paintings. You will love this awesome book about the largest hunter on the land!

Each page has information in large print and more interesting facts in small print, too. At the back, you will find an index to help you learn more about just what you want to know about polar bears. All the pages are numbered to make them easy to find.

In the Kids' Wings unit you can even do a readers' theater play about polar bears with your friends! Here's how it starts:

All: Brrrr. A polar bear's alphabet is cool!
Voice 1: A is for ARCTIC where a polar bear lives.
Voice 2: B is for BEAR, 'cause that's what he is.
Voice 3: C is for CUB, a polar bear's baby.
Voice 4: D is for DARKNESS, will the sun come up? Maybe.
All: E is for EARS, small, furry, and warm.
Voice 1: F is for FURRY FEET that stay warm in a storm.

Continued in the Stepstone Stories activity unit.

Be sure to order Stepstone Stories to get the terrific activities that go a step beyond to extend the story and the skills!

Internet Extensions:

The polar bear listed as an Endangered Species
National Geographic Creature Feature: Polar Bears
National Geographic Video

The Story of the Throps and the Squallhoots
Athropolis: A Fun Guide to the Arctic
Polar Bear Printout from Enchanted Learning
Polar Bear Plunge with Live Polar Bear Cam ( click 3 or 4 times to return to Kids' Wings Ice Bear site)


A 12-page Unit for
Ice Bear: In the Steps of the Polar Bear is part of a collection of 40 units in Stepstone Stories
The Unit Contains:
Crossword Puzzle

Readers’ Theater--Polar Bear Alphabet
Multiple Choice Comprehension
Research / Book Making
Discussion Cards
Editing a Letter Together, Rewriting a Letter

Writing a Letter
and More!

Ice Bear Activities:


Grouped with A Story for Bear:

Grouped with Bear Snores On:

Grouped with Very Hairy Bear:

Literature Connections:
Other Arctic Books

Arctic Lights, Arctic Nights by Debbie S. Miller
with Kids Wings Unit in Mountains and Valleys

Big Smelly Bear by Britta Teckentrup
with Kids Wings Unit in Stepstone Stories

Very Hairy Bear by Alice Schertle with Kids Wings Unit in Stepstone Stories

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr., Illustrated by Eric Carle

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Here? by Bill Martin Jr., Illustrated by Eric Carle

The Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill with Kids Wings Unit available in Defeating Giants --Great read-aloud story for 2nd and 3rd graders

Akiak by Robert Blake with a Kids Wings Unit available in Tales for Two Centuries

Togo by Robert Blake with a Kids Wings Unit available in Mountains and Valleys

 

Our special thanks to Ramón Pajares Box for the background music: Largo-Allegretto by LIDÓN, José (1746-1827) Spanish Quartet in concerto form, for string and horn

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