City Critters: Wild Animals Live in Cities, Too. Written by Richard Chevat. GENRE:. Informational Text. Informational Text. Non-fiction The author’s purpose is to inform the reader about a particular topic using TRUE facts
Written by Richard Chevat
You may not think of the city as an agreeable home for wild animals, but some creatures actually thrive on high-rise living. Others live in urban habitats created especially for them by human beings. In clear and simple language, the author of the selection tells about some of the animals that are found in cities, the unusual places that these “critters” may sometimes call home, and the things that they may be able to tell us about the effects of urban living on human city-dwellers.
Biologist: person who studies how people, other animals, or plants live and grow
Mrs. Jackson is a biologist, a person who studies how people, other animals, or plants live and grow.
Laboratories: places where science studies and experiments are done.
Many scientists work in laboratories, buildings especially equipped to do experiments.
Migrating: moving from one place to another, usually when the seasons change
Migrating geese fly south when the weather turns cold.
Observation: watching and looking, being careful to notice details
It takes careful observation to spot a grasshopper on a leaf.
Skyscraper: a very tall building found in the city
The flag on top of the skyscraper waved in the wind.
Urban: having to do with a city or city life
There are many large farms in the countryside, but not in the urban areas.