How Alligator Got His Smile Back is tied directly to K-3 pacing guides and Florida curriculum standards, which are consistent with current Common Core recommendations. Specifically, the backmatter activities ask students to compare and contrast the two species in the book using textual clues to discern information. The book also explains coastal habitats and has a habitat activity. The non-fiction activities were developed through discussions with K-3 teachers in two separate school systems, and tested in classrooms with positive teacher feedback.

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