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The author uses colorful pictures and creative text in describing the rock cycle, differences between rocks and minerals, and other related topics. This book can be used to assist the reader in understanding the different types of rocks and how they are f --Science & Children

I bought this book when I was student-teaching in a third grade classroom. This was quite an academically diverse group of students, five of whom had various special needs. The explanation and illustrations of the rock cycle in the BOCES kit (student book --Rocks Books

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Jacqui Bailey is a Capstone Press author. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 6
  • Lexile Measure: 880L (What's this?)
  • Series: Science Works
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Picture Window Books (January 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1404819975
  • ISBN-13: 978-1404819979
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #228,378 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful By April Walters on May 1, 2010
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I bought this book when I was student-teaching in a third grade classroom. This was quite an academically diverse group of students, five of whom had various special needs. The explanation and illustrations of the rock cycle in the BOCES kit (student book) was lacking to say the least. I read this book aloud to the class and the kids loved it! It illustrates the rock cycle from the point of view of a piece of carbon that eventually becomes a diamond. This book makes a great introduction to studying the rock cycle or could be used as supplemental material at a reading center. (I love to use an interdisciplinary approach when teaching a unit like this!) You could even have advanced students make it into a little play and act out the story for their peers. Another bonus for me, my 5-year-old son loves this book as much as the 8- and 9-year-old 3rd graders did! So it has been a great investment!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. Megan on January 16, 2012
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Great book for kids who are curious about rocks. The pictures are good and help explain the science even if the words are too advanced for younger kids.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Christine Evelyn on February 20, 2012
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I had the pleasure of reading this story to a class of second graders while they were studying the "rock cycle". They loved it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jada Gilleylen on February 21, 2012
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Book was in great condition when it arrived; and very prompt. It was also very useful for my classroom! I think I will use it for years to come to explain the rock cycle to my 3rd graders.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hopeful on March 25, 2013
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Perfect for third grade curriculum. Easy to understand language for children of this age. Cute illustrations that help tell the story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie on February 26, 2013
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I was not overly impressed with this book. That said, it did give us some good information, just a very narrow field of information, that I ended up having in another book.
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