Sunday, June 16, 2013

Must-Read Mentor Text: Solids, Liquids, and Gases

Hello friends!
Today's "Must-Read Mentor Text" theme is Science.
Boy and Girl Science Kids Examining Bugs
And I'm going to share one of my favorite books for covering solids, liquids, and gases...
What Is the World Made Of?
by Kathleen Weidner
It's a fun book that explains the concepts in an easy-to-understand way and provides TONS of concrete examples of solids, liquids, and gases that we see on a daily basis.

Here are some sample pages from Amazon:

After introducing the concept with the book, 
I love to incorporate StudyJams! from Scholastic
They have some AWESOME ideas: videos, activities, and
easy-to-follow instructions for the teacher.

I have also created a set of States of Matter Task Cards:

And, like all of my packets, I like to give copies away for free!
With this packet, I am going to do a
PIN IT to WIN IT giveaway! :)
Just pin one of the pictures above and
leave a comment with the URL of your pin.
I will choose TWO winners on Tuesday!


  1. I have the book and would love to win your packet!

  2. Looks like a great book! I like how simple it is - not too much information on each page :)

    Carolina Teacher

  3. Great series of books! Thanks much for sharing your great ideas...

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  4. Love it!!!

  5. Study Jams has a great song to go with States of Matter. Our kids loved it and still sing it in school!

    Rosie's Rambles

  6. I love this book! This is how I start our water cycle unit! I also love Study Jams! Your unit looks great!!
    Collaboration Cuties

  7. I like this book too! I have not heard of Study Jams. I am off to check that out- thanks!

    Learning With Mrs. Brinn


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