Chickens in My Backyard

Chickens in My Backyard

Chickens in My Backyard

Chickens in My Backyard

Chickens in My Backyard

Chickens in My Backyard

Chickens in My Backyard

Personal Narrative (nonfiction), 455 words, Level K (Grade 2), Lexile 510L

In Chickens in My Backyard, Savannah narrates her experience of raising chickens in Tucson, Arizona. Her family lives in the city, and they don't own a farm, but they do have a chicken coop in their backyard, where they care for three chickens. Savannah's story will defy expectations for many students, who think of chickens living on a farm in green pastures, and they will be fascinated to learn how a girl their age cares for and manages these animals. Family photographs invite students to enter Savannah's world.