This leveled reader helps emerging readers develop proficient literacy skills while learning about tools used in science.
A microscope, a telescope, a thermometer, a beaker – let's explore these science tools, and more, that help us learn about the world around us! Ready for Science: Science Tools, a 16-page book for readers in prekindergarten to grade 2, helps emerging readers develop proficient literacy skills while learning about the tools used in science.
The Ready for Science series of leveled readers support Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) while fostering understanding of basic science concepts for early readers. Each book promotes beginning reading skills, teaches science vocabulary, and fosters curiosity about the world around us. Also included is a photo glossary and reading comprehension activity that helps readers apply what they learned.
PreS-Gr 2–These titles begin with a photo glossary and list of high-frequency words. The texts provide a predictable, easy-to-follow pattern. Attractive photos fill the pages. Labels identify glossary terms. The activity page at the end of each book is useful for the classroom. There are discussion questions, teacher read-alouds, and ideas for writing or art projects, as well as encouragement to reread the book. Students can create a poster about recycling or a chart about pushes and pulls to demonstrate their understanding. Make It Move depicts children from different ethnic and racial backgrounds pushing swings, tugging on ropes, or rolling wagons. VERDICT An attractive introduction to early science concepts for the primary grades.