Students can compare and contrast the eating habits of deer and bears using at least two texts. Eat Like a Bear could serve as one of the texts addressing a bear’s diet. Books already in a teacher’s classroom or school library might be applicable.
Use the search feature in Epic! to find books about deer. Clicking on “Advanced Search” under the search box allows filtering the results by reader age, Lexile Measure or AR Level and if the book is fiction or non-fiction. Filtering the results to only show non-fiction books is recommended for this activity. The books Bears Eat and Grow and Deer Eat and Grow in the “Magic Readers” series work well for this activity. Deer and Bears in the Blastoff! Readers: Backyard Wildlife series are other options.