Alligator

American Alligator at Huntington Beach State Park, SC © Gareth Raspberry. CC-BY-SA 3.0.

Classification: Reptile

Groups can be encouraged to choose animals of different classes (reptiles, amphibians, mammals, etc.).

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  • Videos

    Alligators (1:48)

    Video with footage of and interesting facts about American Alligators.

    American Alligator Facts (2:49)

    A zoologist handles and discusses American Alligators.

  • Portal Texts

    Snapsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book)

    by Julie Falatko

    ISBN-13: 978-0451469458 (F&P level: N)

    If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't!

    by Elise Parsley

    ISBN-13: 978-0316376570 (F&P level: R)
  • Research Books

    Alligators and Crocodiles

    by Gail Gibbons

    ISBN-13: 978-0823423439 (F&P level: T)

    Alligators and Crocodiles

    by Laura Marsh

    ISBN-13: 978-1426319471 (F&P level: K)

    Alligators: Life in the Wild

    by Monica Kulling

    ISBN-13: 978-0307463258

    American Alligators (Animals of North America)

    by Tyler Omoth

    ISBN-13: 978-1635170832 (F&P level: Q)

    American Alligators (North American Animals)

    by Steve Potts

    ISBN-13: 978-1429679183 (F&P level: Q)

    Waiting Alligators

    by William Munoz

    ISBN-13: 978-0822536154 (F&P level: M)
  • E-books on GetEpic.com

    Alligators (Amazing Reptiles)

    by Nancy Furstinger

    (F&P level: S)

    Alligators (Swamp Animals)

    by Leo Statts

    (F&P level: K)

    Alligators and Crocodiles

    by Gail Gibbons

    (F&P level: T)

    Alligators and Crocodiles (National Geographic Readers)

    by Laura Marsh

    (F&P level: O)

    American Alligators (Animals of North America)

    by Tyler Omoth

    (F&P level: Q)

    American Alligators (North American Animals)

    by Megan Borgert-Spaniol

    (F&P level: M)

    Road to Recovery: American Alligator

    by Susan H. Gray

  • Virtual Field Trips

    Okefenokee Swamp Live Exploration

    Join NPR as they tour the Okefenokee Swamp and see animals like alligators, raccoons, and bears. (video)

    Additional teacher resources are available.