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How to Read a Map

Lisa M. Bolt Simons (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825932

Introduces readers to basic map features, such as legends and scales. Readers will learn how to measure distances, read a compass rose, and use grid systems to locate destinations. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, labeled diagrams, a quiz and answer key, a phonetic glossary, an index, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.

Welcome to Redwood National and State Parks

M. J. Cosson (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825628

A tour through California's Redwood National Park introduces the park's flora, fauna, topography, history, weather, and attractions. Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Big Tree, High Bluff Overlook, and Yurok influences are all discussed. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, detailed maps, map legends, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

Welcome to Badlands National Park

Teri Temple, Bob Temple (authors)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825536

A tour through South Dakota's Badlands National Park introduces the park's flora, fauna, topography, history, weather, and attractions. Visitor centers, overlooks, the Badlands Loop Road, as well as the Pine Ridge Reservation are all discussed. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, detailed maps, map legends, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

Welcome to Denali National Park and Preserve

M. C. Hall (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825550

A tour through Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve introduces the park's flora, fauna, topography, history, weather, and attractions. Mount McKinley, Kantishna, and Athabascan influences are all discussed. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, detailed maps, map legends, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

Texas

Ann Heinrichs (author)Matt Kania (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503821538

From hiking in Big Bend National Park to learning the history of the Alamo, there's lots to see and do in Texas! Additional features include maps on each spread, state symbols, famous people, fact bubbles, and informative captions that highlight some of the things that make Texas special. A table of contents, sources for further research, a phonetic glossary, and an index support readers and extend learning.

Welcome to Glacier National Park

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825574

A tour through Montana's Glacier National Park introduces the park's flora, fauna, topography, history, weather, and attractions. Glaciers, Lake McDonald, and Going-to-the-Sun Road are all discussed. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, detailed maps, map legends, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

Welcome to Everglades National Park

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825567

A tour through Florida's Everglades National Park introduces the park's flora, fauna, topography, history, weather, and attractions. The Coe Visitor Center, various trails, and Miccosukee and Seminole influences are all discussed. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, detailed maps, map legends, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

Welcome to Death Valley National Park

M. J. Cosson (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825543

A tour through California's Death Valley National Park introduces the park's flora, fauna, topography, history, weather, and attractions. Devil's Golf Course, Zabriskie Point, and Salt Creek are all discussed. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, detailed maps, map legends, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

Missouri

Ann Heinrichs (author) Matt Kania (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503821347

From reaching the top of the Gateway Arch to attending Tom Sawyer Days in Hannibal, there's lots to see and do in Missouri! Additional features include maps on each spread, state symbols, famous people, fact bubbles, and informative captions that highlight some of the things that make Missouri special. A table of contents, sources for further research, a phonetic glossary, and an index support readers and extend learning.

Alaska

Ann Heinrichs (author) Matt Kania (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503821118

From the colorful northern lights to whale watching at Glacier Bay National Park, there's lots to see and do in Alaska! Additional features include maps on each spread, state symbols, famous people, fact bubbles, and informative captions that highlight some of the things that make Alaska special. A table of contents, sources for further research, a phonetic glossary, and an index support readers and extend learning.

Settling and Unsettling the West

Katelyn Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757622

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.

Our Natural Resources

Jennifer Overend Prior (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751590

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.

America's Natural Landmarks

Jennifer Overend Prior (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751576

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.

Our Ever-Changing Environment

Shelly Buchanan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751552

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.

The Four Spheres of Earth

Paul Larson (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751231

Geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere—each of these spheres make up planet Earth. From deep below Earth's surface where metals are made to the thermosphere that protects our planet from harmful sunrays, travel through each layer of these spheres to see how every living thing is connected. In this engaging science e-book, fifth-grade readers will learn about the lithosphere, mantle and core of Earth's interior; five zones of the hydrosphere; groundwater and surface water; the entire world's ecosystem; and more through this high-interest informational text filled with vibrant photographs. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, a hands-on "Think Like a Scientist" lab activity and a "Your Turn" page at the end of the e-book support STEM Education and provide young scientists with an opportunity to apply what they've learned in the text. Helpful diagrams and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to reinforce content-area literacy and improve close reading.

The Rock Cycle

Wendy Conklin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751095

Rocks are constantly changing form through weathering, heat, pressure, and erosion. Although rocks are constantly changing, the process can take millions of years! Over time different types of rocks form, deconstruct, and recycle. Find out just how amazing rocks are by diving into the pages of this exciting e-book! Vibrant, colorful images and photographs fill the pages paired with high-interest informational text, fun facts, an easy-to-navigate table of contents, and a helpful glossary and index. To bring concepts to life, a “Think Like a Scientist” activity that supports STEM instruction is included at the end of the e-book.

Extreme Weather

Torrey Maloof (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750913

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.

Lizzie Johnson: Texan Cowgirl

Heather Schwartz (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383953

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.

War, Cattle, And Cowboys

Heather Schwartz (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383946

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: The Father of Texas

Harriet Isecke (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383892

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.

Texas In The 20th Century

Harriet Isecke (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433384653

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 Today

Patrice Sherman (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383977

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.

The Annexation Of Texas

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383922

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.

The Texas Revolution

Kelly Rodgers (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383908

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.

Finding Texas

Harriet Isecke (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383861

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.