“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: Parr, T. (2010). The earth book. New York, NY: Hachette Book Group.
Lexile Measure: 225L
Synopsis: A book on the importance of recycling, reducing, and reusing. The narrator shares how and why one should take care of the earth.
Rationale for Classroom Use: The Earth Book is a great way to introduce environmentally friendly tactics to children and to explain why conservation is necessary. It can also be used as an interdisciplinary activity with Science.
Common Core Connection:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.7 Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.