U.S. Government: Need to Know
Series of 6 titles
With the confusing political discourse in today’s world, it can be hard to understand the United States Government. U.S. Government: Need to Know will walk struggling readers through key curriculum about the U.S. government including who works in each branch, what they do, and how all of the branches work together. Featuring infographics and SilverTips for Success, readers will review key concepts from the books to reinforce their comprehension followed by test-taking tips.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 7|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||6.5 x 9|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents|
SLJ Review of U.S. Government Need to Know
This new hi-lo series from focuses on the branches of the United States government and how they interact together. Each title explores an aspect of the federal government, including how it works and its key players.
The series successfully conveys very complicated concepts like checks and balances and how the Supreme Court works in a clear, concise way for striving readers. With the interconnected nature of governmental institutions, the books do a particularly effective job at showing how these concepts and governing bodies are dependent on each other.
The books are written at a second grade reading level, and incorporate dyslexia-friendly fonts and designs for accessibility. The end of each title features several comprehension questions and prompts, as well as definitions of key words and additional resources.
VERDICT: Packed full of information, “US Government Need to Know” is recommended for collections seeking hi-lo civics materials.