Feathers: Not Just for Flying is perfect for science lessons about animal adaptations and how animals use external body parts. It directly addresses NGSS PE 4-LS1-1. You can start your lesson with a fun Readers Theater script that I’ve written to accompany the book.
I’ve also created a Teacher’s Guide that makes connections to a wide variety of NGSS and Common Core standards as well as a video mini-lesson that discusses the power of similes in nonfiction writing. You can find additional activities here and other materials, including sample sketches, on my pinterest board for the book.