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Shadows (Scholastic Science Readers: Level 1) (edition 2001)

by Carolyn Otto

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Title:Shadows (Scholastic Science Readers: Level 1)
Authors:Carolyn Otto
Info:Scholastic (2001), Paperback, 32 pages
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Rating:****
Tags:nonfiction, concept, 500s, 32p, K-3

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This is an excellent book to read to children about how shadows appear, when, and why. The illustrations are actual pictures of shadows which helps the kids identify it in the real world. I would read this book to children grades k-third because the words are simple, but not complicated enough for older kids. ( )
  sdeshotel | Feb 27, 2014 |
A serviceable nonfiction on the topic. Used as part of a K unit on shadows. ( )
  Turrean | Feb 15, 2014 |
Young children are naturally curious about the world around them. Learning about and understanding shadows tends to a hot topic in my kindergarten class. In the Scholastic Science Readers series, the book SHADOWS does an excellent job of helping students understand what makes shadows and why we have them. This book is a level 1 reader for children from ages 5 to 6. The text in the book is a little challenging for a level 1 beginning reader. Personally, I feel this book is more of a level 3 book. That being said, unlike most readers, this book would make for a good read aloud in a classroom. The author includes some very interesting information about shadows and uses some new vocabulary words to help students enhance their speaking skills. Additionally, the author includes some experiments that students can do with flashlights to learn more about shadows. Students will enjoy looking at the pictures to see if they can create shadows like the ones in the book. Overall, this book would be beneficial to have in a classroom library. It might be a little difficult for the students to read independently, but the pictures are interesting to look at. ( )
  amartin2787 | Nov 21, 2012 |
Summary: This book is about shadows, it explains tha we all have shadows on a sunny day. When the sun shines from different directions, our shadows will show up in different positions, some times in front of us, sometimes behind us. This book shows many things with shadows, dogs, bikes, toys, etc. The book goes on to tell how to create shadows with a flashlight.

Personal Reaction: This book would be a good book to discuss shadows. Students can learn how shadows are created. Students can even use flashlights to make their own shadows.

Classroom Extensions: 1. This book can be used when explaining to younger students what shadows are. 2. This book can be used for older students. Have them discuss what shadows are and have them create their own shadows.
  ms150691 | Nov 16, 2011 |
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The Scholastic Science Readers series was created especially to bring exciting nonfiction to beginning readers. Each book combines easy-to-read text with outstanding photographs to give kids an introduction to their favorite topics. Nature comes alive within the covers of these full-color books. Special ³Take a Look² boxes give kids a closer look at the natural world, the inside of a wolf¹s den, an X ray of a hand, or a close-up of a bat¹s fur. Each book includes an easy activity that a child can do for further exploration.

SCHOLASTIC SCIENCE READERS: SHADOWS explains what shadows are and why they change. Budding scientists can experiment with flashlights and create all different kinds of shadows!

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A simple description of what shadows are and how they can change.

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