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Book Title: If You Find a Rock (2000)
Author: Peggy Christian Photographs by: Barbara Hirsch Lember
Readability Level: 4.0      Interest Level: 3-6

SCIENCE PROCESS SKILLS:
Observation: use of senses                              Classification:
Measurement: comparative sizes                          Prediction:
Inference: uses of rocks inferred through photos        Communicating Data: non-scientific information -
                                                        rocks
Investigative Process:
Science Concepts: Rocks are found in many places and in many sizes. There are many types of and purposes
for rocks
Science Vocabulary: rock, pebble, creek, fossil
Michigan Curriculum Framework Science Benchmarks Addressed:
Constructing: SCI I.1E1
Reflecting:    SCI II.1E4
Using:         SCI V.1E1, SCI V.1E2, SCI V.1E3, SCI V.1E4

Genre: Narrative (picture Book)

Story Brief: Children find multiple uses for rocks such as skipping a rock on water, climbing
a rock, writing with a chalk-like rock or resting upon a rock, all shown through photographs
of children and rocks. The story line involves the interactions of children and rocks.

Number of Pages: 32

Comments: Through simple text and related photographs of children interacting with rocks
in various natural settings, the reader is introduced to multiple childhood uses of rocks.
The photographs lead the reader to understand the distribution of earth materials and the
classification of these materials according to size.

Other Related Trade Books:
Everybody Needs A Rock by Byrd Baylor

				
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