The resources on this page are based on the theme In the Wild in Grade 5 of Houghton Mifflin's Invitations to Literacy program.


Here is a bibliography of supplementary books that include cross-curricular connections and books that meet individual needs. Click here for the latest update


Help yourself to these extension activities. You can print them out and use them in your classroom.


Here are some links to sites on the Internet that relate to In the Wild.

International Wolf Center
The International Wolf Center in Ely, Minnesota maintains this informative site to educate the public about the wolf, the wolf's interrelationships with other species, and its role within human cultures. It offers wolf images, news, a teachers guide, telemetry data on wolves in Superior National Forest, and plenty of answers to frequently asked questions about wolves.
Sea World/Busch Gardens Information Data Base
The Sea World/Busch Gardens Information Data Base includes a database of fun facts and information sheets on a variety of sea and land mammals, K-12 classroom activities, images, video clips, and much more. This great site is maintained by Sea World and Busch Gardens, Florida.
The Electronic Zoo
The Electronic Zoo, compiled and maintained by veterinarian Ken Boschart at Washington University, is without peer as a comprehensive reference to Internet animal resources. The Zoo's massive collection is nevertheless easy to navigate, with links grouped by both subject (animals, veterinary) and resource type (mailing lists, gopher and web sites). Sponsored by NetVet, the Zoo is a well-maintained site with a search facility, what's new list, and continual updates.