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First Graders From Mars: Episode 4: Tera, Star Student (First Graders From Mars #4)

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It's Tera's turn in the spotlight! She's bright and bold, and about to learn there's more to being smart than knowing all the answers.

Tera's always ready to speak her mind, and why not? After all she is a star student. So when Pod 1 is assigned a group project--to build the solar system--Tera is sure she has all the answers. But with her overzealous nature & her know-i
Paperback, 32 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published June 1st 2003)
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Shelby Rini
Mar 23, 2016 Shelby Rini rated it it was amazing
This book is set on the planet Mars and it's main characters are aliens (making it science fiction). In the story, the main character, Tera learns that bossing people around and being mean makes her friends not want to be around her. When she goes to get her gold star from her teacher at the end of the day, her teacher tells her that she didn't work with her team so she does not get a gold star. Later that night when Tera is reading a book about superheroes, she realizes that teamwork and compro ...more
Apr 02, 2016 Topanga rated it liked it
This poem is good for kids because it shows that change of a bully. At first this girl is bossy and tries to tell everyone what to do and tries to control the whole group project and not listen to anyone else. All of the other kids kick her out of the project because they do not like how mean she is so after she talks to her parents she goes back and apologizes to the other kids and they let her back into the group and they make this amazing planet project.

This book is short but it has a strong
Apr 25, 2016 Stephanie rated it liked it
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In this episode, the students participate in a group project. However, some members are more useful than others. This book would be a good read aloud before group projects or in the beginning of the year. Students can discuss the aspects of being good teammates. The book also has nonsense "alien speak" in it. Teachers can use this to teach about context clues or syntax.
Nov 25, 2012 Stephanie rated it liked it
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Though she is a star pupil, alien from mars, Tera, has trouble working with others. Follow her in finding herself, learning to work with others and realizing that other people have good ideas too. This book is a good way to teach students, at a young age, to be able to work well with others.
Jul 18, 2011 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a humorous tale about cooperation and getting along. We see occasional bouts of bossiness in our house, so it's good to read about the importance of compromise and working together. This is a fun story and we enjoyed reading it together. The illustrations are terrific, too.
Jul 16, 2009 Maria rated it it was ok
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Tera was always important and in charge, but when she ends up ruining her group's project she's put in time-out. Tera has to learn to work with others and not always be in charge.
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