The Milky Way

From the Series Early Bird Astronomy

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

This lively and informative book offers beginning readers a simple introduction to the Milky Way.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Science
Copyright 2010
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Early Bird Books
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2010-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.7
Dewey 523.1'13
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.125 x 8.625
Lexile 640
Guided Reading Level Q
ATOS Reading Level 4.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 134895
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Note to adults, Photo captions, Pronunciation guide, Reviewed, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Gregory L. Vogt

Gregory L. Vogt is a senior project manager with the center for educational outreach at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. His duties focus on space biomedicine, teacher training, and work with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Vogt began his career as an eighth grade science teacher and later joined the NASA Aerospace Education Services Program. He established the Teaching from Space office at the NASA Johnson Space Center. He is a former science museum director. Vogt is an educational consultant and the author of many curriculum guides and more than 90 juvenile and adult science books.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

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School Library Journal

“As an early introduction, this clear, informative, and helpfully illustrated look at our home galaxy’s shape, core, stars, star clusters, dust clouds, and other components will not only give younger tourists a sense of what to look for in their travels, but also a sense of wonder at the beauty, magnificence, and incomprehensible size of it all.” —School Library Journal