The World of Elements and Their Properties is an expository nonfiction text that explores matter, elements, compounds, the Periodic Table, chemical symbols and formulas, chemical reaction, and mixtures and solutions. Readers gain interesting information from text and graphics. Multiple scientists and their work are highlighted in the text. A two-page experiment written in third person procedural language invites students to combine three compounds to create a bouncy ball.
The World of Elements and Their Properties is divided into sections with some subsections. A range of illustrations are used which add information and support the reader’s interpretation of the text, including labeled photos, diagrams, and charts. Many fact boxes and sidebars are used to provide students with additional learning opportunities. Periods, commas, exclamation marks, quotation marks, and question marks are used. Dashes are used to give more details. A table of contents, a glossary, and an index support the reader.
Sentences structures and lengths vary with a wide variety of parts of speech including adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases. Base words with affixes, possessives, and a full range of plurals and compound words are used. Sentences contain connectives, contractions, and verbs with inflection endings and colons are used to further explain an idea. The text occasionally uses parentheses embedded in sentences and hyphenated words. Glossary words are bold faced throughout the text. Many words appear in the vocabulary of mature language users.
This title is from the Science Readers series from Teacher Created Materials. Build literacy skills and science content knowledge with high-interest, appropriately levelled information texts.
Invoice Title: THE WORLD OF ELEMENTS & THEIR PROPERTIES