Bird Feeding Basics is a simplified introduction to attracting and identifying North America's most common backyard birds. Subjects covered include feeder selection, the types of feeder foods that attract certain species, and how to make your backyard more bird-friendly by providing water, shelter, food and plants that provide birds with food during each season and safe places to nest. In addition, it features beautiful illustrations of more than 50 common species. This convenient guide is an ideal, portable source of practical information and ideal for field use. Made in the USA.
The four young detectives, Tommy, Dick, Bobby and Mary pick a name for their new club. It is the Private Investigators Club (PIC). Dick suggests that they solve the problem of the missing birds. He has noticed that all the seagulls that normally float over Brockville and the nearby St. Lawrence River are gone. That afternoon after school they set out to find the birds. Bobby gets his canoe and he and Tommy paddle to McNair Island where the seagulls normally roost. Mary and Dick go to Fulford Place where they can watch from high on a hill. A strong earthquake strikes the area and a tsunami sweeps by, destroying many homes along the river. The kids are praised for having saved the lives of those they warned and are slated for an awards ceremony at City Hall. Mary, as President, gives a speech of acceptance and gets into trouble because she steals ideas and words from other great orators. The kids decide that the birds are brainy because they anticipated the earthquake. The story consists of eight chapters, each of which is followed by a list of "new words," i.e. words that have not appeared in the story previously and are not on a list of words that a Grade 5 student would likely know. As well, there is a lesson plan associated with each chapter. Each lesson plan has topics for discussion, questions that can be answered by searching the Internet, and questions that can explore whether or not the story is understood. Answers are provided so that a student learning English without the aid of a teacher can compare their answers to those in the book. This printed paperback version is intended for use by teachers and students who do not have access to the Internet. An eBook copy of the book is available for FREE on the publisher's website and through Smashwords. The vocabulary in the story is calculated to be suitable for Grade 5 students. The characters in the story and the setting in Brockville, Ontario, Canada are components of the writing contest sponsored by the publisher every three months. Anyone interested in submitting their writing in English to the publisher is encouraged to do so, regardless of the topic or length of the work. See: yourstorypublishers.ca. An earlier, shorter version of the story without the lesson plans or "new words" lists was published as "The Private Investigators Club Volume 1 A-D" along with three other cases: Ancient American, Cannabis Cat and Diligent Detectives.
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