From Clay to Bricks

From the Series Start to Finish

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

How are bricks made? Clay is dug up, crushed, shaped into bricks, and baked. Then, the bricks sent on trucks to builders to use to make beautiful homes, schools, and more.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Science
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Publication Date 2003-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 1.8
Dewey 666'.737
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 370
Guided Reading Level L
ATOS Reading Level 2.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 68011
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary, Glossary words bolded within text, Index, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides


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“This photo-essay in the Start to Finish series follows the step-by-step process used to manufacture bricks. Plenty of full-color, action-packed photographs are included.”
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Author: Stacy Taus-Bolstad

Stacy Taus-Bolstad is the author of several nonfiction books for young readers. She is based in Minnesota.

Photographer: Cheryl Richter

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