Figuring Out Fossils
From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Do You Dig Earth Science?
Fossils give us a window to the past. Water, sediments, and pressure work together over time to preserve the shape of things that lived long ago. Studying these ancient plants and animals tells us more about our own existence. Have you ever searched for fossils? Unearth some in this book.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Searchlight Books ™|
|Imprint||LernerClassroom, Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||40|
|Reading Counts! Level||3.4|
|BISACS||JNF051080, JNF037060, JNF037050|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||R|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.3|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||155657|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Websites, and eSource|
Author: Sally M. Walker
Sally M. Walker has been a children's book writer for over 20 years. Most of her books are nonfiction and present various science topics to young readers. Fossil Fish Found Alive is the story of the hunt for the elusive fish called the coelacanth. Sally also enjoys combining science investigation with historical topics. Her book Secrets of a Civil War Submarine, which won the 2006 Robert F. Sibert Medal, tells about the history, loss, and re-discovery of the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in battle. Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland takes readers on archaeological expeditions, where the forensic analysis of colonial settlers' bones helps us to understand their lives. Sally especially enjoys writing narrative nonfiction that captures the reader's attention with a true story. She is also the author of 2019 Orbis Pictus Honor Book Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut.
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 ™ — Do You Dig Earth Science?
Uncover the basic elements of earth science in this interesting series. A lively design keeps readers engaged while informative text and striking photographs build their understanding of key curricular concepts. View available downloads →
Library Media Connection
“Award-winning author Sally M. Walker has written a beautifully crafted earth science series for young readers….Informational text that is widely accessible to children is a must in every library, and this series fits the bill.” —starred, Library Media Connection