by Diane Bailey
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Whether you like to surf, sail, waterski, or just swim, water is a great way to experience the outdoors. Inside, read about the many awesome sports you can do on lakes, ponds, rivers, oceans, and more. Cut across the waves on a windsurfer or cruise through a lake in a kayak. Try your hand at wakeboarding or bounce along the rapids in an inner tube. Tips, gear, ideas, and more are all inside...bring your own towel!
Put down the screen! Turn off the TV! Unplug...and experience the joy of THE GREAT OUTDOORS! In each book in this series, readers are inspired to try a new activity that they cant do with a smartphone. Try something new or find out more about a favorite activity. Its a big world out there...get out and see it in person!
This series invites readers to put down their screens (and after they finish reading...put down their books!) and get outside! Ideas and instruction are given in a wide range of outdoors activities that can be enjoyed by all ages, from fishing and hunting to nature photography and water sports. Each book includes tips on getting started, ideas for choosing the right gear, and even suggestions for locations to look into. The Great Outdoors! is a passport to adventure! Each title in THE GREAT OUTDOORS! series includes color photos throughout, and back matter including an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Key Icons in this series are: Words to Understand shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced color type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions, building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content-rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter referring back to subjects covered within. They challenge the readers comprehension of the material they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and give readers suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the readers knowledge and u