From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Government

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

Citizenship offers emergent readers an introduction to the rules for being a good citizen and explains the basics about how someone becomes a U.S. citizen.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Social Studies
Copyright 2007
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand First Step Nonfiction
Imprint LernerClassroom, Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2007-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
Dewey 323.60973
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 7
Guided Reading Level J
ATOS Reading Level 2.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 111723
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
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First Step Nonfiction — Government

This social studies series explores the concepts of government in relation to students’ family, school, community, and country. Broad concepts are introduced using simple explanations and familiar examples. View available downloads →



“Covers a broad and often complex topic in a simplistic manner, including the difference between being born a U.S. citizen or becoming one through a process of applying and exams, and that good citizens vote in elections.”

The Horn Book Guide

“Simple text and pictures are tightly linked to allow readers to grasp weighty concepts without becoming overwhelmed with large words. . .”
The Horn Book Guide

Library Media Connection

“Written for emergent readers, these titles explain the various aspects of government in simple terms.”
Library Media Connection