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Written by Ann O. Squire
Part of Series: True Book, A - Space (2014)


ISBN: 978-0-531-21152-6

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As one of our closest neighbors in the solar system, Mars has long fascinated people who are interested in space exploration. Readers will find out how we have used advanced technology to explore the surface of Mars and why some scientists think they might one day discover life on the fourth planet from the sun. They will also learn what it is like on Mars’ surface and why scientists are paying such close attention to the planet’s moons.
Item #: 625606
Imprint: Children's Press
Copyright: 2014
Trim Size: 7 1/4" x 8 3/8"
Pages: 48
Grades: 3 - 5
Ages: 8 - 10
Dewey #: 523.43
Guided Reading Level: T
Lexile Level: 890L
AR Quiz #: 164696
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.
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  • 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.