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Pāhana ʻĀina Lupalupa: Starter Set 1 - Life Science
EXPLORE Hawaiʻi’s environments and their unique organisms.
LEARN Hawaiian language and culture.
DISCOVER ways to care for the ʻāina and
The Pāhana ʻĀina Lupalupa (PAL) series of
Hawaiian culture-based science readers takes keiki on a fascinating journey
into the diverse environments that make Hawaiʻi the special place that it is.
From high mountain forests shrouded in clouds to coastal waters teeming with
life, your budding reader will discover the amazing diversity of Hawaiʻi’s
ecosystems and their unique inhabitants. Meet the koa bug, pāoʻo fish, wiliwili
tree, and other Hawaiian endemic species found nowhere else in the world. Colorful
photographs and illustrations along with informative text will delight and
intrigue your young explorer, and Hawaiian language, traditions, and settings will
help your keiki build a firm foundation in the rich, deep ʻāina of Hawaiʻi nei.
Kāheka/Tide Pools (Guided Reading Levels A–D; Target Grade Level: K)
Get to know the kāheka and discover how its interesting residents use their bodies to eat a primary food of the kāheka habitat, limu.
Loko Iʻa/Fishponds (Guided Reading Levels E–J; Target Grade Level: 1)
Find out about the different types of traditional loko iʻa, the growth cycles of their inhabitants, and the work of their caretakers.
Hawaiian Habitats (Guided Reading Levels K–M; Target Grade Level: 2)
Cover a lot of ground learning about Hawaiian habitats and the dependent and interdependent relationships of the organisms that live there.
Hawaiian Ecosystems (Guided Reading Levels N–P; Target Grade Level: 3)
Follow the path of the life-giving water of Kāne and see how water—and the lack of it—affects Hawaiian ecosystems and their inhabitants
Each set of readers is accompanied by a Big Ideas Science Book that offers teachers and parents an opportunity to model reading to your keiki, review with your keiki the main scientific and cultural concepts of the set, consider and discuss essential questions, introduce more complex concepts and vocabulary your keiki will encounter in the leveled readers, and share additional place-based knowledge.
PAL integrates Hawaiian language, culture, and place-based content with literacy and science concepts that meet national standards. Developed in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi and translated into English, this exciting series was created through partnerships among a group of Hawaiʻi educators, literacy specialists, and Hawaiian-language resource developers in consultation with scientists and cultural practitioners.
For more information and additional resources, visit www.kamehamehapublishing.org/PAL.
16 leveled readers
4 Big Ideas Science Books
- Kamehameha Publishing
- What's New?
- Academic Works
- Hawaiian Culture
- Interdepartmental Orders
- Keiki Books
- Monarchy Series
- 'Ōlelo Hawai'i
- Special Interest: KS
- Complete Catalog
- Pāhana ʻĀina Lupalupa (ENG)
- Pāhana ʻĀina Lupalupa (ʻŌH)