Series of 6 titles
Venus fly traps snap shut on their prey. Aloe vera plants can be used to soothe sunburns. Plant Power explores the powers of meat-eating plants, healing plants, poisonous plants, prickly plants, pollinating plants, and photosynthesis. Beautiful, crisp, full-color photos, frequent diagrams and graphics, and an activity complement the carefully leveled text and aid the reader’s understanding of these incredible plant powers. Includes an infographic, activity, glossary, and index.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||7.5 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||J|
|ATOS Reading Level||2.8-2.9|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents|
Series Made Simple
Nothing attracts young readers to botany as much as a book about meat-eating plants, but the other titles in this series will also be crowd-pleasers. Students will find plenty of amazing facts and photos to enjoy. The images dominate each spread, and the text is usually a short paragraph with an occasional “Did You Know?” textbox. Along with the information and captivating photos (honey possums will be a favorite), there are also helpful diagrams clearly labeled for easy reference. The series offers “Ideas for Teachers and Parents” at the beginning of each title, but it is the same general guide for each book. A suggested activity, complete with a list of materials and step-by-step directions, concludes each work. VERDICT A useful purchase for lessons on photosynthesis, adaptations, and natural resources, as well as updating the botany section in general.