Plants and the Environment

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Ecology

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

An engaging look at the ways that plants interact with people and animals.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Science
Copyright 2008
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand First Step Nonfiction
Imprint LernerClassroom, Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2008-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.2
Reading Counts! Points 1.0
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF037020, JNF037030
Dewey 581.7
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 7
Lexile 470
Guided Reading Level I
ATOS Reading Level 2.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 118942
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Fast facts, Glossary words bolded within text, Index, Photo glossary, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Jennifer Boothroyd

Jennifer Boothroyd taught elementary school for many years. She currently helps visitors explore the outdoors at a local nature center. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, taking pictures, and traveling. She is a huge Disney geek and loves planning trips to Walt Disney World for her friends and family.

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First Step Nonfiction — Ecology

Explore the concept of interdependence of life with young readers. Each of these engaging, photographic books looks at how people, plants, and animals need a healthy environment—and each other—to survive. View available downloads →


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