Grades 2-5. This would be a fun book to pair with earth science/erosion and forces that shape the earth. How are mountains/hills made? How are plainsGrades 2-5. This would be a fun book to pair with earth science/erosion and forces that shape the earth. How are mountains/hills made? How are plains and valleys made. Could also use this for opinion or point-of-view writing....more
Grades K-2. Peg and her cat run a pizza restaurant. There isn't much of a story here, but students will learn about halves and how two halves make a wGrades K-2. Peg and her cat run a pizza restaurant. There isn't much of a story here, but students will learn about halves and how two halves make a whole....more
Grades 2-5. Great mentor text for math workshop. Quality illustrations show fractions both with the pizza and through solving a mystery eliminating aGrades 2-5. Great mentor text for math workshop. Quality illustrations show fractions both with the pizza and through solving a mystery eliminating a growing fraction of the suspects....more
Grades 2-5. Water cycle meets poetry. Beautiful illustrations for a nonfiction book. Follow the characters (and animals) through the seasons and all tGrades 2-5. Water cycle meets poetry. Beautiful illustrations for a nonfiction book. Follow the characters (and animals) through the seasons and all the ways water transforms their activities....more
Grades 3-5. Reducing fractions has never been so fun! A fraction has been stolen from a math auction and the thief has disguised it by creating an equGrades 3-5. Reducing fractions has never been so fun! A fraction has been stolen from a math auction and the thief has disguised it by creating an equivalent fraction. George Cornelius Factor invents the "Reducer" to help identify the stolen fraction and save the day. It would be fun to have students create their own "reducer rays" and act out the story with other fractions....more
Grades 1-5. Fun facts about some of the things a dozen animals will accomplish in their lifetime. From a butterfly that sips nectar from 900 flowers dGrades 1-5. Fun facts about some of the things a dozen animals will accomplish in their lifetime. From a butterfly that sips nectar from 900 flowers during its average 12-day lifespan to a rattlesnake that will add an average of 40 beads to its rattle. The real meat of the story is in the notes at the back of the book. Readers learn how averages are calculated. Beautiful illustrations!...more
Grades 3-4. Logan is back in trouble again. Last time he was "Punished" to speak in puns. This time he and his friend Benedict are zapped by a math-loGrades 3-4. Logan is back in trouble again. Last time he was "Punished" to speak in puns. This time he and his friend Benedict are zapped by a math-loving robot who cannot compute their contempt for numbers while touring a math museum on a field trip. The zap "numbs" the boys brains and they cannot even add 1+1, tell time or use money. They are forced to return to the museum and complete math challenges to reboot their brains before the damage becomes permanent....more
Grades K-5. Defines the terms possible, impossible, probably and improbable in a very visual way. Concepts pave the way for probability and statisticsGrades K-5. Defines the terms possible, impossible, probably and improbable in a very visual way. Concepts pave the way for probability and statistics. Loved it!...more
Grades 1-4. Literary nonfiction read aloud about rocks-- how they form, how they are used and other facts presented in a simple way with beautiful illGrades 1-4. Literary nonfiction read aloud about rocks-- how they form, how they are used and other facts presented in a simple way with beautiful illustrations. Nice for 3rd grade geology rocks/minerals unit....more
Grades 4-8. This is a citizen scientist story-- a man who pursued his interest in archaeology by traveling several times (on grants) to explore the huGrades 4-8. This is a citizen scientist story-- a man who pursued his interest in archaeology by traveling several times (on grants) to explore the human cradle in Africa. When a paper was published claiming that most dig sites had been exhausted, funding dried up. Lee Berger thought there might be sites hiding right before our eyes. While using Google Earth, he figured out that satellite images might show patches of trees where small cave entrances had collapsed-- great placed to find ancient hominids. Read the rest and see how his son found a fossil on the ground that may reveal the link between apes and humans (skeleton has traits of both!). This is a great example for students-- a boy who followed his own interests, did not stop when he failed, used the tools available to him, and challenged himself to think in a different way to discover something new. Now he has turned his work over to the science community to draw their own conclusions. A website urges students to follow new developments: http://www.scimania.org...more