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I have three special books to share with you this week for our Literacy Snack Endangered Wolf Read-Alouds. . This week, we are learning about endangered animals, specifically Mexican gray wolves. Our three books that we will be reading this week are, Trumpet The Miracle Wolf Pup, Trumpet the Miracle Wolf Pup: Trumpet Grows Up , and Trumpet the Miracle Wolf Pup: Trumpet Finds Love
In Trumpet The Miracle Wolf Pup, at the Wolf Conservation Center, while the workers are worried about the endangered species of Mexican Gray Wolves, two wolves who live there just want a pup of their own. Sadly, there are no puppies yet, and everyone has begun to give up hope. But at the end, the are graced with Trumpet, the miracle pup.
In the second book, Trumpet Grows Up, it share about Trumpet growing up and learning new things at the Wolf Conservation Center. It touches of her different senses she’s learning more about and getting a check-up from the caregivers.
In the thrid book, Trumpet Finds Love, she is now grown to a year and a half old. She is relocated to a new home where she meets a special wolf named Lighthawk. They become the best of friends and fall in love.
Each year, in mid October, there is a Wolf Awareness Week to help bring aweness to these endangered animals. These books are based on true events that happen at the Wolf Conservation Center. Each of the books that are purchased, 50% of the profit is donated back to the center. Their website has some great information on it too that you can share with your class. They even have a webcam that you can watch Trumpet from the books!
Another great resource to help your students learn more about the endangered Mexican gray wolves is Lobos of the Southwest. This link will take you directly to the kidzone and has some fantastic facts about the Mexican gray wolves that you can share with the class.
Onto our snack for the week, we are having blueberries! They are a favorite snack of the Mexican gray wolf when they can find wild blueberry bushes.
While your students are enjoying their blueberry snack, I made a free printable for them to work on. They will get to draw a picture of Trumpet and write three facts that they learned about Mexican gray wolves.
You can download the Literacy Snack Endangered Wolf Read-Alouds free printable by clicking the green box below.
I hope you are able to share these special books with your class and that it helps teach about an endangered animal in a fun way.
See you next time!