The way we live affects our home - Earth. While people have lived on Earth for a long time, we are just beginning to see the impact of our actions on our planet. From pollution to thoughtful farming, explore the harmful and beneficial ways we use natural resources so that we can become conservationists that protect our planet. Teach third-grade students about deforestation, desertification, the greenhouse effect, terracing that prevents land erosion, and more with the vibrant photographs in this high-interest informational text. Featuring a hands-on “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity that is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, this e-book helps students apply what they've learned in the text and supports STEM instruction. Helpful diagrams and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to improve content-area literacy.
Students will explore the history of westward expansion with this engaging nonfiction reader. With the Settling and Unsettling the West e-Book, students will examine some of the reasons why people were heading out west, including the gold and silver rushes and the Homestead Act. This informational text also focuses on the westward routes pioneer travelers took, including the Oregon Trail, the Santa Fe Trail, the Mormon Trail, and the California Trail. Breathe life into the pages of history with primary source documents that offer significant clues on what life might have been like for the early settlers in the 1800s. Authentic artifacts, including maps, government documents, and other primary sources offer an intimate glimpse of life during this era. Students will build content knowledge across geography, history, and other social studies strands, with content that can be leveled for a variety of learning styles, as well as below-level, above-level, and English language learners. This reader contains text features, including captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase comprehension and academic vocabulary. A "Your Turn!" activity continues to challenge students as they extend their learning. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework, and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness.
We need natural resources to survive. Natural resources are things that nature gives us. But we need to be careful that we do not use too many of Earth's resources. We need to take care of Earth because it takes care of us! Colorful images, supporting text, a glossary, table of contents, and index all work together to help readers better understand the content and be fully engaged from cover to cover.
Many of America's natural landmarks have become famous. People like to visit them because they are unique and beautiful. They remind us of the power of nature. It is important to preserve these places so that everyone can enjoy them. Colorful images, supporting text, a glossary, table of contents, and index all work together to help readers better understand the content and be fully engaged from cover to cover.
The earth is constantly changing. Earthquakes shake the ground. Volcanoes create new land. Water and wind erode rocks. These natural things are changing the face of our planet. Colorful images, supporting text, a glossary, table of contents, and index all work together to help readers better understand the content and be fully engaged from cover to cover.
People experience extreme weather all over the world every day. From blizzards that pack cities with snow to thunderstorms that create terrifying tornadoes, this wild weather can be very dangerous and people must learn to be well prepared when it strikes! Teach students about meteorologists, the Fujita scale, condensing water vapor that may form a hurricane, dust storms, and more in this exciting informational text. Colorful images and fun facts paired with age-appropriate text will keep third-grade students engaged from the beginning to the end of this e-book! Featuring a hands-on “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity that is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, this e-book helps students apply what they've learned in the text and supports STEM instruction. Helpful diagrams and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to improve content-area literacy.
From where they are located to the various animals that live there, early readers discover the lush forests of the world in this inviting nonfiction reader that features vivid, brilliant images in conjunction with informational text and intriguing facts about this amazing ecosystem.
Learn all about the seasons in this engaging science reader! The seasons go in a cycle each year from winter to spring to summer to autumn. The cycle always continues! Vibrant images pair with easy-to-read text to keep students engaged from cover to cover. This reader also includes instructions for an engaging science activity and practice problems to further students' understanding of the seasons in a creative way. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.
Explore the history and physical details of our planet--including the atmospheric layers, the plates underground, and the solar system--in this engaging nonfiction reader that introduces early elementary readers to scientific ideas and concepts. Featuring bright images, supportive charts and diagrams, and lively text, children will be intrigued from cover to cover!
Using helpful maps, charts, and intriguing facts in conjunction with vibrant images and informational text, this fact-filled nonfiction title allows early elementary readers to explore the lush rainforests of the world. Readers will learn make their way from the forest floor to the understory, all the way to the canopy!
Using helpful charts, graphs, informational text in conjunction with vivid images and intriguing facts, this fun and engaging title allows early elementary readers to explore the ecosystem, plants, and animals of the deserts around the world.
Through hard work and determination, Lizzie Johnson built one of the largest cattle herds in the country, earning her the nickname "Cattle Queen of Texas." This interesting and inspiring biography highlights the life of Lizzie as she made her way to being one of the most famous cattle ranchers of her time. Through the appealing images and fascinating facts, readers will learn about Lizzie's journey across the Chisholm Trail and how she used brush popping to help grow her large cattle herd.
This informative book teaches readers about the seven continents and how to recognize them on maps. Through supportive text, vibrant images, and a helpful glossary, index, and table of contents, readers will learn about map basics like the compass rose, a scale, and a legend.
Readers learn about the different areas of the United States in this stimulating nonfiction title. Featuring vividly colored examples of various maps, including physical, political, and thematic, this book will have readers engaged and inspired to learn more about the different parts of the U.S. and to create a map of their own!
After Texas joined the United States in 1845, Texas began to form its own identity. This new identity centered on the rise of the Texas cattle industry and the growing legend of the Texas cowboy. Readers will discover what cowboy life was like in the early days of Texas history as they make their way through this exciting book! Readers will learn about Texas cowboys, cattle trade, antebellum, the Battle of Fort Sumter, and more through vivid images, easy-to-read text, and numerous intriguing and engaging facts. A glossary, table of contents, and index is provided to aid in better understanding of the content and development of vocabulary.
Stephen F. Austin grew up to become known as the Father of Texas. Readers can learn about his interesting and incredible life in this appealing biography that has been translated into Spanish and highlights both Austin's life and Texas history. Through vivid images and illustrations, supportive text, an accommodating glossary and index, and fascinating facts, readers will learn about Texas pioneers, the empresario system, Freemasons, and how Austin became such an important figure in Texas history.
During the 20th century, Texas grew from a land of farms and ranches to a state filled with large cities and industries. This fascinating title is a great introduction to Texas history, Texas social life and customs, and Texas economic conditions throughout the 20th century. The intriguing facts and vivid images work in conjunction with the supportive text and accommodating glossary and index to give children an opportunity to enhance their vocabulary and literacy skills while learning about the exciting history of Texas!
Texas has changed dramatically since it joined the United States in 1845. It has become a national leader in resources and many industries--it serves as a major supplier of the nation's oil, cattle, and agriculture. This inviting nonfiction book will intrigue readers as they learn about major Texas industries through colorful images and captivating facts. Children will learn about NASA, various types of music found in Texas, and even about the most popular Texas sports! The supportive text and accessible glossary and index aid in better understanding of the content and vocabulary.
After Texas earned its freedom from Mexico through a bloody revolution, its leaders were divided over whether Texas should join the United States. Through numerous captivating facts, vivid images, and easy-to-read text, readers will be enthralled as they make their way through this fascinating title that introduces them to Texas history, the Texas Revolution, and the Mexican-American War. The engaging sidebars, glossary, index, and table of contents make this book easy to navigate through and a perfect tool to aid in better understanding of the content and vocabulary.
In 1833, American and Tejano colonists wanted independence from the Mexican government. Through a bloody Texas Revolution, the independent Republic of Texas was born! Readers will be enthralled as they make their way through this exciting and compelling book that uses vivid images, intriguing facts and sidebars in conjunction with easy-to-read text and an accessible glossary and index to enlighten readers about such things as the Law of April 6, 1830, the Battle of Gonzalez, Siege of Bexar, "The Consultation", and The Alamo. Along with these highlights of the Texas Revolution, this book also includes features on Santa Anna, Stephen Austin, and Sam Houston to give children a well-rounded introduction to Texas history.
In the 1500s European explorers arrived in Texas in search of gold and glory. The Spanish were the first Europeans to arrive. Readers get to discover early Texas history in this fascinating nonfiction book that uses colorful images, intriguing facts, supportive text, and an accommodating glossary, index, and table of contents to introduce readers to various explorers such as Christopher Colombus, Cabeza de Vaca, Francisco Vazquez de Coronado, and La Salle. Children will be excited and engaged as they read through to also learn about the many American Indian tribes of the past. From the Caddo to the Apache, the Comanche to the Karankawa, readers will be captivated from beginning to end.
By the 1800s, Mexican and American settlers were starting colonies throughout Texas. After Mexico won its independence from Spain, the real fight for Texas began. Through supportive text, vivid images, a helpful glossary, index, table of contents, and engaging sidebars and facts, readers will learn about Texas history, Texas colonization, the missions in Texas, Stephen F. Austin, and The Alamo.
Find out how school is the same--and different--in countries all over the world in this fascinating nonfiction title. Readers will learn about the way students learn in other countries, from homeschooling to trade schools. This interesting book features informational, descriptive text, and colorful photos and maps to engage readers from cover to cover.
From Asia to Africa, people buy and sell goods all over the world! Learn what various types of foods and goods are sold in markets from all around the globe in this fascinating nonfiction reader. Featuring vibrant photographs, diagrams, and simple, informational text, readers will be engaged in other cultures' markets.
Water moves and changes from liquid, to solid, to vapor! Learn about the different states of water, the water cycle, all the ways we use water, and how we can save water in this informative science reader. Easy-to-read text paired with vibrant images keep students engaged from cover to cover. This reader also includes instructions for an engaging science activity where students can observe the water cycle over time. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.