Thomas Edison and His Bright Idea (Penguin Young Reader Level 3)
As a curious child who was always asking questions, it's no wonder Thomas Edison grew up to become a famous, prolific inventor. This easy-to-read nonfiction story follows Edison from his time in school to his career as a full-time inventor. While it focuses on his groundbreaking creation of the lightbulb, this illuminating account also details other important innovations of his, like the phonograph and the microphone. Edison's discoveries will fascinate and inspire all curious young minds!
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Silly fairy tales, dramatic stories, interesting science facts all combined with charming illustrations by various artists will make your early readers want to get each and every one of these books! Readers grow as their skills develop and these books are right there with them giving them the challenges they need at each level. Younger readers figure out new words from picture and context clues while they begin to recognize fiction from non-fiction. Maturing readers can understand different points of view and identify story elements like characters and conflict. Use the levels to correlate to your student's grade to start. As they master each series, they will see their progress when moving up to the next level. Inside each cover are activity ideas such as asking your child to compare and contrast or make predictions from looking at the pictures. You could create some spelling practice or grammar lessons based on the stories or let the kids make a journal about their reading (likes, dislikes, new words, places they want to visit someday, etc). 32-47pgs each, pb. ~ Sara