Title: Solids, Liquids, Gases
Bibliographic Information: Simon, C. (2001). Solids, liquids, gases. Minnesota: Compass Point Books.
Annotation: This book focused on what matter is and how everything in the world is made up of matter. Matter is sorted into three main groups; gas, liquids, and solids. This book goes into great detail about the three different states of matter. How to change matter is discussed and examples of gas, liquids, and solids are given.
Genre: Nonfiction: Science -concept book
Grade level: 2nd– 5th
Readers who will like this book: Readers seeking for more information on matter. Also, readers who enjoy reading about science and different experiments will appreciate this book.
Personal response/rating: I rate this book a 5 because it is clear, descriptive, and very informative. The facts and examples this book provides are very comprehensible.
Question I would ask before the reading: Do you know what matter is? If so, what are the three main groups of matter?
Reading Strategy: Data Charts – This reading strategy will be useful for the students because they will categorize solids, liquids, and gases. Making a data chart of the different states of matter will help give them a visualization of the different states and their characteristics. This strategy is appropriate for the students because it will organize the information of matter in a more simple way.