These literary nonfiction books expose students to a range of texts, scientific topics, and information for grades K–2 science instruction. Enliven your lesson plans with the following multimedia resources associated with these books selected to supplement your Common Core texts.
Understand the scientific topics presented in these books by learning directly from the authors about their research, motivation, and creative work.
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All about Alligators, by Jim Arnosky
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Dinosaur Discoveries, by Gail Gibbons
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I Face the Wind, by Vicki Cobb, illustrated by Julia Gorton
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The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's Wonder, by Mark Cassino
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