Can We Save the Tiger?

Tips for "Can We Save the Tiger?"

As You Read:

We are sometimes inclined to skip over writing in books that isn't the main text, like the descriptions of the various animals that have gone extinct but this is a great opportunity to learn about species that once lived on the earth but have since died out. Read about these animals and discover just how long it's been since they've been on the earth. 


Extending the Story:

There are plenty of simple ways that you and your family can help the environment and contribute to the wellbeing of the planet that we all share. Try reading up some more on conservation and ideas for helping at home: Raw People, Kids Discover, and PBS Kids.

Other Useful Tips

Before You Begin Reading, Preview the Story and Discuss

Take a moment to explore the cover and illustrations and give your child a chance to make observations and predictions before beginning the read-through. Throughout this guide, there are several questions and prompts that you can use as you read, so feel free to spread them out across multiple readings. Use prompts and questions like:

  • What is happening on the cover?

  • What do you think the book will be about based on the title and the cover?

  • {Flip to an illustration} What do you think is happening in this picture?


As You Read, Explore New Vocabulary

Whether you're reading the story or your child is reading it him/herself, take time to stop whenever s/he comes across a new word. Then, ask your child what s/he thinks the word might mean. Instruct him/her to use the words and illustrations surrounding it to try and glean the meaning. Work together to discover the word's meaning, and then try to integrate it into your daily conversation to help reinforce these new vocabulary words. 


After Reading, Make Connections

To ensure comprehension, ask your child about what happened in the book. Who were the main characters, and where were the primary settings? What happened and why did those things happen in the story? Ask your child the following questions to further explore his/her understanding of the book:

  • Did you like that book? What did you learn from it?

  • What does {vocabulary word} mean?

  • {Discuss alternatives to the storyline} What would have happened if...?

  • I wonder why...