Pearls

Christine Petersen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624014338

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Description

This title introduces young readers to pearls, the gem formed inside the shell of an oyster! Learn how pearls are formed and where they are found. Historic and modern collection methods are detailed, both natural and cultivated. The use of pearls as a gemstone is examined including different colors. See how artisans and lapidaries create beautiful and useful jewelry with this beautiful gem. Finally, a list of tools and tips will set young rock hounds up to unearth their own treasures. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Reading Level
Lexile
750L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
R
ATOS
4.8
DRA
40
Categories
Genre
Animals, Birds & Insects Arts & Music Marine Life Nature
Interest Age
Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
Grade
3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade
Subject
Science
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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