Recommended Grades: 3-5
A humpback whale travels along the Pacific coast, but hidden in the water is a forgotten fishing net. When the whale becomes trapped, the story, based on a true event, reminds us of the important connection between humans and animals.
Mentor Text: Word Choice
Burleigh uses fantastic word choice and description in Trapped! A Whale’s Rescue. His use of sensory words to describe the whale’s journey are beautifully complemented by Minor’s paintings. When students write informative texts, useTrapped! A Whale’s Rescue
as a mentor text to model great word choice.
Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher for review.
©2015 by Dawn Little for Picture This! Teaching with Picture Books. All Amazon links are affiliate links and may result in my receiving a small commission. This is at no additional cost to you.