Exploring Roots

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Let's Look at Plants

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

Why do plants need roots? Learners will see how roots take in water, anchor plants to the ground, and even become foods to eat.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Science
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand First Step Nonfiction
Imprint LernerClassroom, Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2011-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 1.6
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF037030, JNF045000, JNF037040
Dewey 581.4'98
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 7
Lexile 310
Guided Reading Level E
Features Fast facts, Glossary words bolded within text, Index, Photo glossary, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides

Author: Kristin Sterling

Kristin Sterling is an elementary teacher who loves to write books for children. She has written several nonfiction books for Lerner Publishing Group, including books in the What's the Weather Like? and Colors Everywhere series. Kristin lives in Lino Lakes, Minnesota, with her sweet husband and two mischievous cats.

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First Step Nonfiction — Let's Look at Plants

Vibrant color photographs and simple sentences introduce students to the parts of plants. Students will love learning about plants while improving their reading skills. This series meets both science and reading standards. View available downloads →


Science Books & Films

“The best features of the series are found at the end of the book: a section called ‘Facts About Roots’ and a Glossary. The Facts include interesting tidbits such as this: ‘Some swamp plants have roots that grow up into the air instead of down into the soil.’(p.21).” —Science Books & Films