First Graders From Mars: Episode 4: Tera, Star Student
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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...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published June 1st 2003)
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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.
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 3 of 5 stars  ·  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.
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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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