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Body Bones
by Shelley Rotner
David A. White, Illustrator
Shelley Rotner, Photographer

Reinforced | 32 pages | 8 1/2 X 11 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823431625 | 07-01-2014

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: THIRD | Age: 6 to 10

Themes: Science & Nature, Animals/Nonfiction, Health/Nutrition/Physical Fitness
Recommendations: A, K, LMC, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
SL. 3.1, 1a-d, 2-4, 6
RF. 3.3, 3c-d, 4, 4a, 4c
L. 3.4, 4a, 4d, 5, 5b, 6
RI. 3.1-4, 6-10
W. 3.2, 2a-d, 4, 7-8, 10

About the Book
In this fascinating introduction to skeletal systems, mesmerizing images show how different types of skeletons work.

Full-color photographs of people and other animals are overlaid with illustrations of bones to show these supporting frameworks. Kids will learn that bones come in all shapes and sizes to serve a myriad of functions and be able to compare human skeletons to those of other vertebrates. The book also covers related topics such as tendons and joints, and includes tips for how to keep bones strong. An index and a glossary of scientific terms are included.

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. What is the main idea or topic of the book? Recount details and explain how they support the main idea. RI.3-4.2
2. How does the illustrator use pictures to enhance the meaning of the topic? Give specific examples from the text. RI.3-4.7
3. Create a list of five new facts that you learned from Body Bones. Site what page you found the information. Share with the group. RI.3-4.1 / SL.3-4.1, 4, 6
4. The author states, "Bones have special jobs to do." Explain how Shelley Rotner uses reasons and evidence to support this point in the text. W.4.9.b