Brain is an expository nonfiction text that explains all about the brain, such as how it controls everything you think, say, and do, the parts of the brain, and taking care of your brain. The back of the book includes a section 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 learn about how the brain tries to figure out what object is in a box by touching the object and not seeing it.
Brain 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, and verbs with the –ed and -ing inflectional endings are used. Subordinate clauses, similes, possessives, and comparative adjectives, such as biggest, are used in the text. Some sentences contain adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, connectives, and compound words. The text occasionally makes use of parenthetical material embedded in sentences. Glossary words are bold faced throughout the text. Some words appear in the vocabulary of mature language users.
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: BRAIN