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Written by Peter Benoit


ISBN: 978-0-531-23065-7

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During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union battled one another in a race to further the limits of space exploration. Satellites and space shuttles quickly became important priorities for both countries. This title explores the advancements and discoveries of the two nations. It also details the creation of NASA and the stories of important space pioneers.
Item #: 607293
Imprint: Children's Press
Copyright: 2012
Trim Size: 6 1/2" x 9"
Pages: 64
Grades: 4 - 6
Ages: 9 - 11
Dewey #: 629.4
Guided Reading Level: W
Lexile Level: 970L
AR Quiz #: 149790
AR Points: 1.0
ATOS Level: 7.0
SRC Quiz: 56639
  • A crisp, colorful design for both the covers and interiors
  • Table of contents, chapters, and new sidebars
  • Each book will have an original, commissioned map spread that will show geographically events, people, and other important topics
  • Additional new features include: opening “Setting the Scene” spread, “The Story Continues” closing, “The Living History” back-matter page, “Influential Individuals” spread
  • Social studies nonfiction about American citizenship, eras, and key figures that meets students' need for complex informational texts
  • Internet links to relevant primary sources such as election results, political speeches, diaries, and America's foundational documents, all available on the Internet, give students the opportunity to determine central ideas and cite specific textual evidence when analyzing primary sources
  • Related articles and web links available on www.factsfornow.scholastic.com with which students can meet the Informational Reading Anchor Standard 9, to analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take
  • Annotated maps, timelines, mini-bios, sidebars, and an index provide text features that help students meet Informational Reading Anchor Standard 7, locating information relevant to a given topic