Checks and Balances

A Look at the Powers of Government

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — How Does Government Work?

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

What are checks and balances? They are limits that keep different parts of government from having too much power. But just what are these limits? And how do they help our government run more smoothly? Read this book to find out.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-7613-6515-0
$30.65 $22.99
978-0-7613-8558-5
$9.99 $9.99
978-0-7613-8820-3
$46.65 $34.99
978-0-7613-8698-8
$39.99 $39.99
978-1-5124-7594-4
$46.65 $34.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Searchlight Books ™
Imprint Lerner Publications ™, LernerClassroom, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2012-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.2
BISACS JNF043000
Dewey 320.473'04
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 670
Guided Reading Level S
ATOS Reading Level 5.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 147592
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

Library Media Connection

“This new government series is a real winner. It is easy enough for a second grader to understand the concepts, but complete enough for a fourth grader to learn a lot from the text.” —Library Media Connection

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“With as much pep as a Sousa march, these titles delineate the hows and whys of U.S. government…. While each book stands by itself, as a whole, they emphasize the relationships between the government’s many parts.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Author: Kathiann M. Kowalski

Kathiann M. Kowalski has spent fifteen years practicing law. She holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Hofstra University. She received her law degree from Harvard Law School, where she was a member of the Harvard Law Review.

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!

Searchlight Books ™ — How Does Government Work?

As part of the Searchlight Books™ collection, this series sheds light on an important civics question—how does government work? Informative text, interesting photos, and useful examples will help you find the answer. View available downloads →