In Composting, early fluent readers learn how organic matter breaks down to create a nutritious soil additive. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about how compost can be used to help their garden thrive.
An infographic illustrates the components of a compost pile, and an experiment offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about composting using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Composting also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Composting is part of Jump!'s Way to Grow! Gardening series.
|Grade 2 - Grade 5
|Number of Pages
Series Made Simple
Beautiful photos and the use of appropriate vocabulary take precedence over the how-to in this cheerful series that gives developing readers early exposure to features of informational text. Every book includes sidebars, highlighted terms, diagram overlays, and one activity, which introduces kids to instructional writing as they set up soil experiments or make a plant pot. Images depict kids working together, with family members, or by themselves as they water, dig, pick, plant, and prune. Full-bleed stock photos explode with color and texture, and the portrayed youngsters are happy and diverse. VERDICT Mouthwatering choices for early readers.