Saturday, September 6, 2014

A Read Aloud Unit for Grades 3 & 4 that Addresses Big History

from ebook: Excerpt From: Mary Ann Reilly. “Deepening Comprehension through Independent Reading & Reading Aloud in Grade 4.” Blueprints for Learning, 2013. iBooks.

In a read aloud ebook I made a few years ago, one of the units, From Stardust, focuses on the expanse of history that David Christian speaks about in this Ted Talk. This read aloud unit is designed for intermediate grade children and makes use of the following children's books.

I list the resources in the order they appear in the ebook. The ebook is downloadable and is free.

Kelsey, Elin. (2012). You Are Stardust. Illustrated by Soyeon Kim.  Toronto, ON: Owl Kids Books.

Schlickenmeyer, Max. (3.2.2012). The Most Astounding Fact - Neil deGrasse Tyson. Video. Retrieved 1.21.13 from

from Bang! How We Came To Be
Rubino, Michael. (2011).  Bang! How We Came To Be. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books. 

Screen Shot from ebook.

Nicolson, Cynthia Pratt. (2007). The Jumbo Book of Space. Illustrated by Bill Slavin.  Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press. 
  • Chapter 17: “Cities of Stars: Galaxies and Beyond” (pp. 192-197)
from  When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer. Illustrated by Loren Long
Whitman, Walt. (2004). When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer. Illustrated by Loren Long. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

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