Solids is an expository nonfiction text that explains the properties of matter, solids and how they can turn into liquids, and how particles move at different speeds. The back of the book includes a paragraph on one of today’s scientists. Readers gain information from text and graphics. A two-page experiment written in third-person procedural language invites students to turn a solid into a liquid and then back into a solid.
Solids is divided into sections. Illustrations, such as some labeled photos and diagrams that support the text. Fact boxes appear throughout the text to provide students with additional learning opportunities. Periods, commas, question marks, and exclamation marks are used. A table of contents, glossary, and an index support the reader.
Simple plurals using –s, possessives, verbs with the –ed and -ing inflectional endings are used. Subordinate clauses, similes, and comparative adjectives, such as closer and harder, are used in the text. Some sentences contain adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, connectives, and compound words. Glossary words are bold faced throughout the text.
This title is from the Science Readers: A Closer Look series from Teacher Created Materials. Build literacy skills and science content knowledge with high-interest, appropriately levelled information texts.
Invoice Title: SOLIDS