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Oil Spill

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022809

On April 20, 2010, workers were drilling for oil on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico when a fire caused a huge explosion. Eleven workers tragically lost their lives. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the only disaster. The explosion caused a huge oil leak in the Gulf that took months to stop. The consequences of the leak continue to affect the area to this day. Oil Spill: Deepwater Horizon traces the tragic story of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, the resulting oil leak, and the effects of the poisonous oil on ocean animals and coastal communities. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.

Poisoned Air

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022755

One night in December 1984, the residents of Bhopal, India, woke up suddenly, gasping for breath. Aziza Sultan’s room was filled with a white cloud: “I heard people shouting, ‘Run! Run!’ Then I started coughing. It seemed as if I was breathing in fire. My eyes were burning.” What was causing this unbelievable horror? Poisoned Air: Bhopal, India traces the tragic story of a city in India that became exposed to a deadly gas called methyl isocyanate, or MIC. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.

Rising Seas

Kevin Blake (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022823

Miami has a serious problem—water! Sometimes, on sunny days, water bubbles up from storm drains. Residents find their homes flooded. On some days, they see cars floating like boats and even fish swimming in pools of water in the streets. What is going on? And can anything be done to save the city from being completely flooded with water? Rising Seas: Miami, Florida traces the tragic story of the causes of global warming, how this affects Miami—a city built on porous limestone—and how engineers are using pumps and other technologies to save the city from disaster. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.

Sick Soil

Kevin Blake (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022779

On April 14, 1935 in Boise City, Oklahoma, the sky turned black as a massive, swirling cloud of dust engulfed the city. “It got so dark that you couldn’t see your hand before your face,” remembered one farmer. Blinded drivers drove their cars off the side of the road. Terrified cows spun in circles. People covered their faces, gasping for breath. This was one of many dark days during the Dust Bowl. Sick Soil: The Dust Bowl traces the tragic story of the devastating dust storms that swept across the Midwest in the 1930s as a result of over-farming and drought. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.

Toxic Water

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022786

On April 21, 1956, a five-year-old girl was examined at a hospital in Minamata, Japan. Doctors were puzzled by her symptoms which included difficulty walking and speaking and severe convulsions. Days later, her sister came down with the same symptoms. Soon after, more people were found with the same illness. What was causing this devastating disease? Toxic Water: Minamata, Japan traces the tragic story of toxic wastewater from a factory that poisoned an entire Japanese town. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.

Human-made Disasters

David West Steve Parker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197610

Human negligence, engineering miscalculation, mechanical failurehuman activity has been responsible for some of the gravest harm to people and the world. Thirteen famous disasters are featured is this fascinating book. Each one became well-known for the unique scientific process that led to the destruction, as well as for the structural changes and safety measures proposed in its aftermath. Included: Chernobyl nuclear meltdown sinking of the Titanic Russian submarine Kursk explosion Tacoma Narrows suspension bridge collapse Hindenburg airship explosion Twin Towers collapse

American Indians in the 1800s: Right and Resistance

Katie Blomquist (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757646

Spark a curiosity for past events with this nonfiction reader focusing on the lives of native people as pioneers began moving westward during the nineteenth century. With the American Indians in the 1800s: Right and Resistance e-Book, students will explore the significant historical events that affected native people, including the Indian Removal Act, the Trail of Tears, the Seminole Wars, Red Cloud's War, the Battle of the Little Bighorn, the Nez Percé War, Wounded Knee, and more. Breathe life into the pages of history with primary source documents that offer significant clues on what life might have been like for American Indians during the 1800s. Authentic artifacts, including maps, government documents, and other primary sources offer an intimate glimpse of what life was like 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.

Harriet Tubman: Leading Others to Liberty

Torrey Maloof (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757677

Students will explore the heroic life of Harriet Tubman, the courageous woman who helped free other slaves. With the Harriet Tubman: Leading Others to Liberty e-Book, students will examine her life, from her early days born into slavery to her brave efforts as the first female conductor for the Underground Railroad. Breathe life into the pages of history with primary source documents that offer significant clues on what Harriet Tubman's life must have been like during 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.

The Civil War: Brother Against Brother

Michelle Ablard (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757691

With The Civil War: Brother Against Brother e-Book, students will examine some of the events that caused the Civil War. This engaging nonfiction reader explores some of the main issues that divided the nation, major battles of the war including Bull Run and Shiloh, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and more. Breathe life into the pages of history with primary source documents that offer significant clues on what life might have been like during this turbulent time in American history. 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.

Reconstruction: Freedom Delayed

Torrey Maloof (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757714

This nonfiction reader e-Book explores the steps the country took towards greater equality after the Civil War. Students will learn more about how many tried to counter racism and injustice, including Freedmen's Bureau, Black Codes, and more. Breathe life into the pages of history with primary source documents that offer significant clues on what life might have been like during the Reconstruction era. Authentic artifacts, including maps, government documents, and other primary sources offer an intimate glimpse of life during the 1800s. 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.

Phillis Wheatley

Emily R. Smith (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757776

Introduce your students to the life of Phillis Wheatley, the first African American to have a book published in the United States. Students will explore the author's early years in the colonies where she learned to read and write. This intriguing e-Book breathes life into the pages of history with primary source documents, featuring images of how life was like during America's early years. Build literacy and subject content knowledge with this high-interest book that explores history and other social studies topics. The Phillis Wheatley reader contains text features such as captions, headings, glossary, and index to increase understanding and build academic vocabulary. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness.

The Legacy and Legend of Sacagawea

Margaret King (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757585

With The Legacy and Legend of Sacagawea e-Book, students will explore the life of the American Indian girl who helped Lewis and Clark on their westward expedition. Breathe life into the pages of history with primary source documents that offer significant clues on what Sacagawea's life must have been like during the 1800s. Authentic artifacts, including maps, government documents, and other primary sources offer an intimate glimpse of life during this era of exploration. Students will build content knowledge across geography, history, and other social studies strands, with content that can be leveled for different types of learners, from 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.

Struggle for Survival: Fire

Christine Dugan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757097

If the world suddenly went cold and dark, would you have what it takes to survive? Struggle for Survival: Fire examines the importance of fire for survival and discusses important outdoor skills. 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.

Racing to Colonize the New World

Christina Hill (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480756762

Take your students on a trip with the early explorers searching for new routes with Racing to Colonize the New World. This e-Book takes look at the discovery of the "new world" and the people already living there. This informational text features primary source materials offering a historical snapshot of past events with maps, artifacts, and images from that era. Build literacy and subject content knowledge with this high-interest book that explores US history, geography, and other social studies topics. The Racing to Colonize the New World e-Book provides access to every type of learner with appropriately leveled content. The reader contains text features such as captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase understanding and build academic vocabulary. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness.

Good Work: Our Earth

Dona Herweck Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480754850

Our Earth is home to many different plants and animals. However, not everyone does their part to take care of Earth. Learn how you can help keep Earth clean and healthy for all its living things by reading through the pages of this enlightening e-book. Featuring simple phrases, exact text-to-image relationships, large font, and photographs to engage students, this e-book encourages students to think about and describe their impact on Earth. This title is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards and focuses on Earth and human activity.

Amazing Americans: Thurgood Marshall

Kristin Kemp (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751606

Thurgood Marshall was an incredible man. He believed that "separate but equal" was not fair. He fought for people and their civil rights. He became a justice for the Supreme Court. Here he helped change unfair laws for African Americans. He is known as "Mr. Civil Rights". 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.

Amazing Americans: Rosa Parks

Kristin Kemp (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751613

Rosa Parks was an amazing woman. She stood up for herself and for her beliefs. One day, Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus. Her actions helped spark the civil rights movement. Today, people have more freedom in America because of her actions. 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.

We the People: Civic Values in America

Kelly Rodgers (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751521

Today, Americans embrace one another's differences. But it was not always this way. In the past, people had to struggle against slavery and unfair leaders. Americans believe in equality and responsibility. These are our civic values. It is important that we uphold these beliefs. 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.

Shaping Our Environment

Shelly Buchanan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751545

People are always changing their environment. Farmers use the land to grow crops and raise animals. People cut down trees and build roads. Many people live in big buildings in cities. We must take care of the earth and protect our environment. 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.

Too Much Trash!

Dona Herweck Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751439

Learn how to keep Earth clean of trash in this informative science reader! Students will learn that trash can be very harmful, causing pollution that harms the water, land, air, birds, fish, and people. Readers will be encouraged not to pollute and to keep the planet clean! The vibrant images and easy-to-read text in this science reader will keep students engaged from cover to cover. This reader also includes instructions for an engaging science activity and practice problems to further students' understanding. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.

Global Warming

Shelly Buchanan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751279

While Earth is constantly changing, evidence shows that humans are speeding up the process of the greenhouse effect. Extreme weather, plant and animal extinction, and reshaping of our coastlines are harmful effects of rising temperatures. Understand the causes of global warming and explore ways we can reduce our carbon footprint and impact on the planet in this dynamic science e-book. Teach fifth-grade readers about climate and weather, the carbon cycle, deforestation, melting ice caps, renewable energy, 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.

Our Resources

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751101

Natural resources, renewable resources, and nonrenewable resources are types of resources that we rely on every day. However, some of these resources are being overused and may run out if we aren’t careful. Discover the impact you can have on Earth and the wonderful resources it has to offer by reading through the pages of this 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.

People and the Planet

Torrey Maloof (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750944

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.

We Recycle

Torrey Maloof (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750630

Learn all about the importance of recycling in this informative science reader! People throw away a lot of trash, but it is important to recycle to make sure the earth stays clean and isn't covered in trash. Readers will learn how to reduce, reuse, and recycle to do their part in helping our planet! 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 where students will learn how they can reuse old containers and reduce waste. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.

Frederick Douglass

Melissa Carosella (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433397738

Frederick Douglass was born a slave and ended up becoming one of the most famous abolitionists of his time. This inspiring biography teaches readers about Douglass' incredible life. Through captivating images and illustrations and engaging sidebars and facts, readers will learn about the Thirteenth Amendment, the Underground Railroad, and the Emancipation Proclamation as well as people that had major impacts on Douglass' freedom and life, such as Abraham Lincoln, WIlliam Lloyd Garrison, and suffragists. A glossary and index are provided to give readers the tools they may need to better understand the content and vocabulary.