Students will use this book to understand the planets in our solar system. Prior to the read aloud, teachers could give each table group a minute to cStudents will use this book to understand the planets in our solar system. Prior to the read aloud, teachers could give each table group a minute to come up with all of the planets. Next, ask each group to share one planet with the class. Students will predict the order of the planets from the sun in their science journal. Proceed with the read aloud, and have students record the correct sequence of the planets from the sun. This would be appropriate for students in fourth grade. ...more

Teachers could use this book as a top shelf book on the planets. Students could use its contents to determine the similarities and differences betweenTeachers could use this book as a top shelf book on the planets. Students could use its contents to determine the similarities and differences between the planets and stars. It would be appropriate for students in fourth grade. ...more

Teachers could use this book to apply vocabulary to understanding the phases of the moon. Students could make a flip book of the phases and use theirTeachers could use this book to apply vocabulary to understanding the phases of the moon. Students could make a flip book of the phases and use their own definitions in the description. This book would be most appropriate for students in fourth grade. ...more

Teachers could use this book to introduce the role of producers, consumers, and decomposers in the community. This would be expected of students in foTeachers could use this book to introduce the role of producers, consumers, and decomposers in the community. This would be expected of students in fourth grade. Students will be able to refer to the beginning of the book and give a justification for the emptiness of nature and its affect on the community. Teachers could also use this book to remind students of the importance of recycling. ...more

Students could use this book to determine what features snakes use to survive. It could be used in Explain, of the Five E lesson plan format, to giveStudents could use this book to determine what features snakes use to survive. It could be used in Explain, of the Five E lesson plan format, to give students vocabulary for the survival instincts of snakes. The illustrations give students an example of being creative, and thinking outside of the box. This book would be appropriate for students in fourth grade. ...more