From Chalkboards to Computers

How Schools Have Changed

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Comparing Past and Present

  • Interest Level: Grade 1 - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Many kids take backpacks to school. Many teachers write on dry-erase boards or use computers. But long ago, these tools didn’t exist. Students carried their books with book straps. Teachers wrote on black chalkboards. In what other ways has school changed? Read this book to find out!

Learn how daily life has changed over time in the Comparing Past and Present series—part of the Lightning Bolt Books ™ collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books ™ bring nonfiction topics to life!

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76138-001-6
$42.65 $31.99
Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Lightning Bolt Books ®
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2011-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.3
BISACS JNF012000, JNF025000
Dewey 371
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.75 x 10.25
Lexile 590
Guided Reading Level K
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Reviews

Library Media Connection

“This series is a great beginning social studies unit for young learners.” —Library Media Connection

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“This visually dynamic series engages kids from the covers all the way through to the end with its vibrant colors and striking images.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

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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Lightning Bolt Books ® — Comparing Past and Present

Historical and modern-day photographs interspersed throughout these books clearly illustrate how aspects of daily life change over time, while simple text shows readers how to compare and contrast ideas. Timelines in the back of each book give readers perspective by listing key… View available downloads →