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the book

Spiders

by Nic Bishop

For the first to third grade set, spiders are fascinating and suitably gruesome, especially when looked at in EXTREME close-up. Amazing images show the beauty and otherworldliness of spiders. Simple, engaging text conveys basic information about spiders as...

For the first to third grade set, spiders are fascinating and suitably gruesome, especially when looked at in EXTREME close-up. Amazing images show the beauty and otherworldliness of spiders. Simple, engaging text conveys basic information about spiders as well as cool and quirky facts. One stop-action montage shows a spider leaping twenty times its body length!

Hardcover - 48 pages - $17.99
ISBN: 0439877563 (ISBN13: 9780439877565)
Published Sep 1, 2007 by Scholastic Nonfiction

why I requested this book

With a group of all boys, they love all things creepy. Getting them to read books in general is hard, nonfiction even worse. I'm hoping that gross, creepy...

With a group of all boys, they love all things creepy. Getting them to read books in general is hard, nonfiction even worse. I'm hoping that gross, creepy books will get them intrigued in reading and finding out more.

the class

My current class is six 4th and 5th grade students. The students are in special education for behavioral/emotional needs. They struggle with reading and get...

My current class is six 4th and 5th grade students. The students are in special education for behavioral/emotional needs. They struggle with reading and get frustrated very easily but have been working really hard this year to enjoy books. The district has given us a couple boxes of books to start our classroom library, but I am trying to encourage the students to reach out to get other books donated to their classroom library. It is hard to get them excited about books, but having them select books they'd want in their classroom has been encouraging.

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