Sunday, October 20, 2013

Science Mentor Text: Nightsong

I've been waiting to link up with this book for TWO weeks now, and I'm so excited to share it! Last year, someone posted about this book, and I had to check it out because it just looked adorable.

So when I got some money to spend at the end of the school year, I added this one to my cart (along with Stellaluna, which I also love). This one is all about a little bat, Chiro, who is scared to venture into the darkness on his own. His mother tells him to use his "good sense" and his special song will light the way. Not only is the language in this story beautiful (and I may be using it with my 5th grade to talk about the author's craft), but the pictures are equally lovely!

I chose this book for science because it is a GREAT way to teach younger students about how echolocation helps bats "see" at night. Obviously their voice doesn't actually work as a flashlight, but students can picture it helping the little bat find food as he "sings his song".

I think Stellaluna may still by my favorite bat book, but this one definitely wins a spot on my list! I'm very glad I made the purchase and can use it this year.

Also, don't forget to check back by Friday for our big Super Sleuth Blog Hop! There will be tons of great reading freebies that you won't want to miss. Speaking of, I need to get to work finishing mine...


  1. This looks like a fantastic book. I love Stellaluna as well, I'm going to have to get a hold of this book too. Thanks!

  2. I was so glad to see you'd blogged about this book because I just picked it up at the library this weekend! Thanks for the suggestions on how to use it.
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  3. What a cute book and one I have not seen before!! It is going on my never-ending list of books I must have! Thanks!
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  4. That story looks so cute! I will have to find it for next year. We just ended our 2 week unit on bats! :)