Software Engineer

From the Series STEM Careers

In Software Engineer, carefully leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take early fluent readers on an informational interview with a software engineer. Readers learn about the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges of this career and the things they can do now to prepare for work as a software engineer.

An infographic illustrates the tools of the trade, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about software engineers online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Software Engineer also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Software Engineer is part of Jump!’s STEM Careers series.

Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Category Beginning Readers, STEM
Subject STEM
Copyright 2018
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Pogo Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2017-08-01
BISACS JNF011000, JNF012050, JNF051000
Dewey 5.1092
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.5 x 9
Lexile 530
Guided Reading Level M
ATOS Reading Level 2.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 190904
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents

Reviews

Series Made Simple

Tying jobs to a cause or mission is a great way to engage students. Here, climate scientists are portrayed as “soldiers in this fight” to find ways to slow the effects of climate change, biologists “solve problems like disease and hunger,” and chemists “make our world safer.” Readers are encouraged to work hard and learn as much science and math as possible. Stock photos show smiling children and a diverse group of adults at work using tools of the trade. Vocabulary is reinforced in text, such as describing a prototype as a “first model.” Directions are given for making a paper towel tube telescope or experimenting with sprout seeds in various liquids—doable activities for youngsters to try at home, with guidance. VERDICT An upbeat tone about altruistic work that will hook elementary readers on STEM.

Author: R.J. Bailey