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The Empire State Building

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944997120

In 1930, anyone walking down Fifth Avenue in the middle of New York City would have seen an incredible sight. A forest of giant steel beams rose hundreds of feet into the sky. Thousands of men stood on the beams cutting, drilling, and hammering. The workers were constructing the Empire State Building—the tallest skyscraper the world had ever seen. The Empire State Building traces the incredible story of the 102-story skyscraper, starting with the dream of two wealthy businessmen and ending with the completion of the awe-inspiring building. Large color photos, maps, and fact boxes enrich the captivating story, which is sure to excite even the most reluctant readers.

The Golden Gate Bridge

Kevin Blake (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944997113

On January 5, 1933, hundreds of workers began building a huge orange bridge in California. Braving strong currents and chilly waters, divers dove deep underwater to blast away rock to help construct the bridge’s two huge towers. Other workers risked their lives climbing to dizzying heights to install iron cables that stretched the length of the bridge. The workers pushed themselves to the extreme to complete one of the most magnificent suspension bridges in the world—The Golden Gate Bridge. The Golden Gate Bridge traces the incredible story of the landmark, starting with the idea for the huge suspension bridge and ending with the unveiling of the massive structure. Large color photos, maps, and fact boxes enrich the captivating story, which is sure to engage even the most reluctant readers

The Hoover Dam

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944997137

In 1933, an ambitious project was underway in the middle of the desert on the Arizona-Nevada border. Dozens of men dangled from long ropes along the tall canyon walls hundreds of feet above the Colorado River. The workers used jackhammers to drill holes into the rock, and then placed dynamite into each hole. Boom! Boom! Boom! This dangerous—and sometimes deadly—work was just the beginning of the construction of the Hoover Dam. The Hoover Dam traces the incredible story of the colossal structure, from its construction to its important modern-day use—including preventing floods and providing electricity to millions of people. Large color photos, maps, and fact boxes enrich the captivating story, which is sure to excite even the most reluctant readers.

The Statue of Liberty

Kevin Blake (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944997144

In 1886, more than one million people jammed the streets of New York City to watch a parade led by President Grover Cleveland. When the parade reached the southern tip of the city, people could see a giant metal object jutting out of the misty harbor. It stood more than 300 feet tall and was topped with a giant glowing torch. Many people wept with joy and shouted in delight. They had never seen anything so beautiful. Where had the majestic statue come from? Who had built it and why? The Statue of Liberty traces the incredible story of the monument, starting with an idea dreamt up by a French law professor and ending with the installation of the huge metal structure on a small island. Large color photos, maps, and fact boxes enrich the captivating story, which is sure to engage even the most reluctant readers.

Colossal and Concrete

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025398

What is made of colossal concrete blocks and holds back a huge lake? If you guessed the Hoover Dam, you’re right! This book introduces early readers to a mystery American place by describing its features, one by one, using short simple sentences and eye-popping full-color photos. At the end of the book, the secret place is revealed across a colorful, two-page spread. Young children will love showing off their beginning reading skills as they learn about amazing American places—one clue at a time! Fast facts and maps at the end of the book provide key information about the place. Rich, colorful photos and a clever design are sure to grab and excite emergent readers.

Grand and Busy

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025428

What has a ceiling that’s painted like the night sky and is one of the busiest places in the world? If you guessed Grand Central Terminal, you’re right! This book introduces early readers to a mystery American place by describing its features, one by one, using short simple sentences and eye-popping full-color photos. At the end of the book, the secret place is revealed across a colorful, two-page spread. Young children will love showing off their beginning reading skills as they learn about amazing American places—one clue at a time! Fast facts and maps at the end of the book provide key information about the place. Rich, colorful photos and a clever design are sure to grab and excite emergent readers.

Long and Orange

Kathryn Camisa (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025381

What has two huge orange towers and stretches over water? If you guessed the Golden Gate Bridge, you’re right! This book introduces early readers to a mystery American place by describing its features, one by one, using short simple sentences and eye-popping full-color photos. At the end of the book, the secret place is revealed across a colorful, two-page spread. Young children will love showing off their beginning reading skills as they learn about amazing American places—one clue at a time! Fast facts and maps at the end of the book provide key information about the place. Rich, colorful photos and a clever design are sure to grab and excite emergent readers.

Shiny and Soaring

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025411

What has 71 elevators and is covered in shiny glass triangles? If you guessed One World Trade Center, you’re right! This book introduces early readers to a mystery American place by describing its features, one by one, using short simple sentences and eye-popping full-color photos. At the end of the book, the secret place is revealed across a colorful, two-page spread. Young children will love showing off their beginning reading skills as they learn about amazing American places—one clue at a time! Fast facts and maps at the end of the book provide key information about the place. Rich, colorful photos and a clever design are sure to grab and excite emergent readers.

Tall and Sleek

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025374

What has 102 floors and lights that change color? If you guessed the Empire State Building, you’re right! This book introduces early readers to a mystery American place by describing its features, one by one, using short simple sentences and eye-popping full-color photos. At the end of the book, the secret place is revealed across a colorful, two-page spread. Young children will love showing off their beginning reading skills as they learn about amazing American places—one clue at a time! Fast facts and maps at the end of the book provide key information about the place. Rich, colorful photos and a clever design are sure to grab and excite emergent readers.

Grand Central Terminal

Kevin Blake (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684024940

At the stroke of midnight on February 2, 1913, Grand Central Terminal opened for business in New York City. At the time, it was the largest and most luxurious station in the world. Throughout the day, more than 150,000 people pushed through its shiny doors. They gasped at the building’s size, beauty, and technological wonders. After seeing it, a reporter called it “the greatest station, of any type, in the world.” Grand Central Terminal traces the incredible story of one of the most beautiful and iconic buildings in the United States. The book describes how the massive train station was built and how it utilized smart design and cutting-edge technology to accommodate millions of travelers. Large color photos, maps, and fact boxes enrich the captivating story. Grand Central Terminal is part of Bearport’s American Places series.

STEM: Mission to Mars: Problem Solving

Rane Anderson (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480758650

NASA wants to send humans to Mars within the next 25 years, but before that can happen, they must plan and prepare. This math reader will engage students as they read about STEM topics, building both their literacy skills and math content knowledge. With a focus on NASA’s Mission to Mars, students will learn problem solving through the use of real-world examples. Captivating images, practice problems, and mathematical charts and diagrams help develop students’ problem solving skills. Text features such as a glossary, index, and a table of contents increase understanding and build critical literacy skills. The DOK-leveled Math Talk section facilitates mathematical discourse and higher order thinking skills with questions that students can respond to at school or home. The extensive Problem Solving section and Let’s Explore Math sidebars provide numerous opportunities for students to practice what they have learned. Learning how to problem solve is fun and easy with this engaging grade 3 math reader!

Engineering Marvels: Stand-Out Skyscrapers: Area

Stacy Monsman (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480758742

Have you ever seen a building that looks like a koala bear, a robot, an elephant, or a pair of pants? This intriguing title teaches readers about skyscrapers that truly stand out! From Beijing to Bangkok, students will learn how to calculate area while reading about the world’s most fascinating skyscrapers like the Robot Building and the Elephant Tower. This math reader builds literacy and math content knowledge while introducing students to the concept of area and vocabulary terms like vegetation, biodegradable, eco-friendly, seismic, and architecture. The DOK-leveled Math Talk section includes questions that facilitate mathematical discourse and activities that students can respond to at home or school. Let’s Explore Math sidebars and the extensive Problem Solving section provide ample opportunities for students to practice what they have learned. Text features such as a glossary, index, bold print, and a table of contents increase understanding and academic vocabulary. Excitement is on the rise with this high-interest reader that is sure to captivate grade 3 math students!

STEM: 3-D Printing: Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Molly Suzanne Bibbo (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480759367

Imagine printing a human heart with the click of a button. Sound impossible? Scientists and doctors are getting closer to transplanting human body parts made from 3-D printers. Read how doctors are using 3-D printers to change lives as you add and subtract fractions. By integrating math and literacy skills, this math reader focuses on STEM topics and makes learning fractions simple, relevant, and fun. Let's Explore Math sidebars, the extensive Problem Solving section, and the clear mathematical charts and diagrams provide numerous opportunities for students to practice what they have learned. The DOK-leveled Math Talk section includes questions that facilitate mathematical discourse and activities that students can respond to at school or home. With intriguing full-color images, the book includes text features such as a glossary, index, captions, and a table of contents to increase understanding and build academic vocabulary. The real-world examples of problem solving allow students to explore STEM concepts in meaningful ways. Practice adding and subtracting fractions with this engaging grade 4 math reader!

19th Century Innovations: Paving the Way

Matthew McArdle (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757615

Excite students as they learn more about the nineteenth century inventions that accelerated growth and change in the United States in the 1800s. With the 19th Century Innovations: Paving the Way e-Book, students will explore the innovations introduced during the century of change, including canal and lock systems in the nation's waterways, steamboats, telegraphs, locomotives, and other advances that increased commerce and communication. Breathe life into the pages of history with primary source documents that offer significant clues on what life might have been like during the 19th century. 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.

The Science of Magic

James D. Anderson (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757103

Be astounded with some of these amazing apparitions, ethereal suspensions, daring physical feats, intriguing illusions, legendary levitations, and other ways magicians use science and technology to fool our senses. Featuring TIME content, this high-interest book builds critical literacy skills and academic vocabulary and is purposefully leveled to engage different types of learners. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, the text includes a table of contents, captions, glossary, index, and images to deepen understanding. The detailed sidebars feature fun facts that develop higher-order thinking. The Try It! culminating activity provides additional language-development activities. Aligned with McREL and WIDA/TESOL standards, this text features complex content appropriate for middle school students.

The Science of Monsters

Timothy J. Bradley (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757110

From aliens to zombies, learn about the "science" behind the monsters that continue to frighten and fascinate us. This book examines the scientific aspects of monsters from pop culture, books, and movies such as the Thing, the Blob, the Mummy, Dracula, Frankenstein, Godzilla, Medusa, Cerberus, werewolves, zombies, and many more. Featuring TIME content, this high-interest book builds critical literacy skills and academic vocabulary and is purposefully leveled to engage different types of learners. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, the text includes a table of contents, captions, glossary, index, and images to deepen understanding. The detailed sidebars feature fun facts that develop higher-order thinking. The Try It! culminating activity provides additional language-development activities. Aligned with McREL and WIDA/TESOL standards, this text features complex content appropriate for middle school students.

The Science of Superpowers

Jennifer Kroll (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757127

Explore the "science" of Superpowers! This action-packed nonfiction reader examines super villains and heroes, scientists that have gone bad, mighty mutants, and real-life superpower qualities and capabilities found in nature. Featuring TIME content, this high-interest book builds critical literacy skills and academic vocabulary and is purposefully leveled to engage different types of learners. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, the text includes a table of contents, captions, glossary, index, and images to deepen understanding. The detailed sidebars feature fun facts that develop higher-order thinking. The Try It! culminating activity provides additional language-development activities. Aligned with McREL and WIDA/TESOL standards, this text features complex content appropriate for middle school students.

Struggle for Survival: Shelter

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757080

When a catastrophic event happens, will you have what it takes to build shelter in order to protect yourself from extreme temperatures? This nonfiction reader examines some of the methods to prevent exposure and other survival aspects when dealing with the harsh elements. Featuring TIME content, this high-interest book builds critical literacy skills and academic vocabulary and is purposefully leveled to engage different types of learners. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, the text includes a table of contents, captions, glossary, index, and images to deepen understanding. The detailed sidebars feature fun facts that develop higher-order thinking. The Try It! culminating activity provides additional language-development activities. Aligned with McREL and WIDA/TESOL standards, this text features complex content appropriate for middle school students.

History of Video Games

David Paris (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480756984

Do you know when the first video game was made? Which games were the biggest hits? Which game company secretly created its own competitor? These facts, and many more, are part of the fascinating history of video games! Featuring TIME content, this high-interest nonfiction e-book builds critical literacy skills and academic vocabulary and is purposefully leveled to engage different types of learners. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, the text includes a table of contents, captions, glossary, index, and images to deepen understanding. The detailed sidebars feature fun facts that develop higher-order thinking. The Try It! culminating activity provides additional language-development activities. Aligned with McREL and WIDA/TESOL standards, this text features complex content appropriate for middle school students.

En el acuario (At the Aquarium)

Dianne Irving (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480756304

Learn all about calculating volume at the aquarium and measuring weight and length in this Spanish-translated nonfiction e-book! Aquarium designers need to understand volume in order to make the best tanks for marine animals. Volume helps them determine how much water to put in a tank and how much food to feed the animals. Readers will learn about this and more, all while practicing volume calculation and mathematical formulas in a practical and fun way! With the help of easy-to-read informational text, clear mathematical charts, text features such as a glossary and index, and an engaging story, readers will build confidence in their cubic measurement and STEM skills.

Globos aerostáticos (Hot Air Balloons)

Dianne Irving (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480756311

Translated in Spanish, this exciting e-book shows readers how important volume is to flying a hot air balloon properly. Explore the history of the hot air balloon and learn how these eye-catching balloons fly! For hot air balloons to fly properly, passengers have to calculate the volume of the basket to see which balloon will be able to carry them. With vibrant images, easy-to-read informational text, clear mathematical diagrams, and text features such as a glossary and index, this Spanish-translated e-book will engage readers while simplifying important mathematical formulas and STEM themes.

Investigador forense (CSI)

Andrew Einspruch (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480756328

Learn how important data analysis is to crime scene investigations in this Spanish-translated nonfiction e-book! Investigators examine data from fingerprints, blood samples, DNA samples, and lie detector tests to analyze and interpret crime scenes. This exciting Spanish-translated digital book provides readers with engaging examples of data analysis and probability. Through eye-catching images, easy-to-read informational text, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, and text features including a glossary and index, this e-book will leave Spanish readers more confident in their data analysis and STEM skills, all while showing them how the things they learn are used outside of the classroom in very important ways!

El caso del parque infantil (The Jungle Park Case)

Andrew Einspruch (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480756335

This fun Spanish-translated e-book takes readers along on the journey of three children, who become crime scene investigators after pieces of their favorite playground equipment begin to disappear. The children collect data and analyze their findings, eventually catching the culprit! This digital book allows readers to connect data analysis and STEM concepts to the real world, keeping them engaged and showing them how useful data analysis can be. With vivid images, easy-to-read informational text, mathematical charts, and text features including a glossary and index, this Spanish-translated title makes data analysis exciting and simple for readers to use in the classroom and on their own!

Investigaciones de animales (Animal Investigations)

Diana Noonan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480756182

Learn about different animals that live in the city, collecting data and making predictions about each of them! This entertaining e-book, translated in Spanish, follows the story of a fourth-grade class field trip to a park where students study and investigate different animals such as mallard ducks, sparrows, rabbits, dragonflies, and more. Children will be encouraged to build analytical habits as they are engaged with simple practice problems relating to ecology and mathematics. With STEM themes, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, easy-to-read informational text, vivid images, and text features such as a glossary and index, this Spanish-translated nonfiction e-book will encourage readers to collect data and make predictions about animals and many other topics on their own!

Los cielos nocturnos (Night Skies)

Dawn McMillan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480756236

Learn how to create algebraic equations while traveling through our solar system! Introduce students to variables, expressions, and equations in this exciting Spanish-translated e-book about the night skies. This e-book challenges students to learn more advanced mathematical and STEM skills, using exciting astronomy examples to keep readers engaged. In this digital resource, readers will practice familiar mathematical skills, like addition and subtraction, in a new way by forming equations! With eye-catching photos, easy-to-read text, and clear practice problems, this title makes mathematical concepts that could be seen as intimidating seem simple and fun instead!