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Written by Christine Taylor-Butler
Part of Series: True Book, A - Space (2014)


ISBN: 978-0-531-21150-2

List Price: $29.00

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Earth stands out as the only planet in the solar system that is known to support life. Even though this remarkable planet is our home, we still have plenty to learn about it. Readers will discover why Earth is so perfectly suited for hosting a variety of life forms. They will also learn how ancient philosophers used their observations to learn about Earth’s role in the solar system and how modern scientists are studying the planet today.
Item #: 625603
Imprint: Children's Press
Copyright: 2014
Trim Size: 7 1/4" x 8 3/8"
Pages: 48
Grades: 3 - 5
Ages: 8 - 10
Dewey #: 525
Guided Reading Level: S
Lexile Level: 850L
AR Quiz #: 164694
AR Points: 0.5
ATOS Level: 5.5
  • Engaging sidebars highlight important space discoveries; Timelines illustrate the ways our knowledge of space has changed over time
  • Glossaries explain difficult scientific terms in a way that makes them easy to understand
  • Eye-catching images give readers an up-close look at the far reaches of space
  • Additional content for further learning on this subject available at www.factsfornow.scholastic.com
READING:
  • Relevant academic and domain-specific words and phrases are used in context to assist students in determining their meaning.
  • These well-organized books make it easy for students to refer explicitly to the text when demonstrating an understanding of it.
  • Challenging texts require students to read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
  • These sufficiently complex texts use comparison, cause/effect, and other ELA concepts so students can make logical connections between sentences and paragraphs.
  • Maps, photos, and diagrams require students to use information gathered from illustrations to gain a comprehensive understanding of the text.
WRITING:
  • True Books examine topics from various aspects that make them ideal for short research projects.
  • Each text contains a wealth of information that makes it an excellent springboard into writing informative/explanatory essays that fully examine a topic.