Kāheka / Tide Pools Themed Set (PAL)
Splash into the fascinating world of Hawai‘i’s kāheka (tide pools)! Beginning readers will get to know the kāheka and discover how its interesting residents—like the pipipi with its odd-looking alelo (tongue), the loli with its ‘awe‘awe (tentacles), and the unauna with its sharp niho (claw)—use their bodies to eat a primary food of the kāheka habitat, limu.
The kāheka-themed set of four leveled readers and a Big Ideas Science Book is the first in a series of Hawaiian culture-based science readers called Pāhana ‘Āina Lupalupa (PAL). PAL integrates Hawaiian language, culture, and place-based content with literacy and science concepts that meet national standards. Developed in ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i and translated into English, this exciting series was created through partnerships among a group of Hawai‘i educators, literacy specialists, and Hawaiian-language resource developers in consultation with scientists and cultural practitioners.
Target Grade Level: Kindergarten—but readers of all ages may enjoy and learn something new!
Guided Reading Levels: A–D
(A) I‘a of the Kāheka
(B) I‘a Eat Limu
(C) Limu Grows in the Kāheka
(D) My Little I‘a of the Kāheka
What Is a Kāheka?