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Blue Planet Diaries Complete Collections
Grades 4 to 8

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Help struggling readers master science content with nonfiction and fiction pairs!

Blue Planet Diaries motivates students and builds confidence as they master critical science content to prepare for state tests. Closely-matched nonfiction and fiction pairs support life, earth, and physical science standards.

The series includes:

  • 9 pairs of nonfiction and fiction books, 32–64 pages each
  • Reading Level 4–5; Interest Level 4–8
  • Guided Reading Level Q–S
  • Teacher Guides with strong support
  • Consumable Practice Books
  • Word-for-word Audio CDs for each book
  • Plus, a FREE Smart Word vocabulary card in each 6-Pack and a book label on each title

Blue Planet Diaries:

  • Give struggling readers access to core science content with standards-based books.
  • Foster success with tools to teach and reinforce important content-area vocabulary.
  • Prepare students for success on high-stakes tests with practice reading and responding to fiction and nonfiction texts.
  • Support each content strand with a consumable Practice Book, accompanied by its own Teacher Guide.
  • Engage students with an exciting, interactive Web site packed with educational games, informative articles, book summaries, and more!

Nonfiction books:
Spark a lifelong curiosity about science with compelling nonfiction selections.

  • A variety of text features including graphs, charts, labels and captions enhance learning.
  • Fascinating photography, illustrations, charts and diagrams support content.
  • 3 chapters each; 2,800–3,200 words

Fiction books:
Create a passion for reading and discovery with exciting fiction selections.

  • Realistic, high-interest stories with a low readability motivate reluctant readers.
  • Standards-based, narrative text builds comprehension skills.
  • 6–8 chapters each; 6,700–7,800 words

The Complete Blue Planet Diaries Teacher Guide provides a 2-page lesson plan for each title, plus reproducible sheets to support independent reading! 168 pages.

Order the complete Blue Planet Diaries Classroom Collection at a special offer price below.

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Take a Look Inside Blue Planet Diaries!

Kate Boehm Jerome, author of Blue Planet Diaries, is a nationally renowned science writer and curriculum consultant.
View Sample Pages from the Student Books

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Interactive Student Site!

Educational games
Enticing book introductions
Fun science articles
And more!

Awards: Learning Magazine® Teachers' Choice for Children's Books Award

Titles in this Series Guided Reading Level Lexile® Reading Level Interest Level
Blue Planet Diaries—Earth Science Q - S 680L - 910L 4 - 5 4 - 8
Blue Planet Diaries—Life Science Q - S 770L - 900L 4 - 5 4 - 8
Blue Planet Diaries—Physical Science Q - S 550L - 910L 4 - 5 4 - 8

Blue Planet Diaries Complete Collections
Quantity Order Code Configuration Price
WA-29116 Single Copy Collection: 18 Books (1 each of 18 titles) $144.00
WA-29117 Complete Classroom Collection: 108 Books (6 each of 18 titles) - Regular Price $845 $823.00
WA-32948 Practice Book Set: 3 Practice Book 6-Packs (18 books); 3 Teacher Guides $99.00
WA-31166 Audio CD Collection: 18 CDs (1 each of 18 titles) $171.00
WA-29115 Complete Blue Planet Diaries Teacher Guide $31.00

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