Texts & Media, ‘Designing the Zodiac’: 

 

Core Texts:

These are texts directly referenced and included in the lessons.  

Text Set:

Text Sets support all learners, especially those with background knowledge or vocabulary deficits, by building up these domains through a volume of reading on Science, Social Studies, and other high interest topics. You can learn more about building and using text sets here.

The texts listed below have been pulled from readworks.org, newsela.org, El Education modules, and resources referenced in text sets from achievethecore.org based on their connection to the topics addressed in this lesson.  In addition, we have partnered with Lee & Low, the largest multicultural children’s book publisher in the United States, to add to the text set and ensure that there are fiction and non-fiction selections that represent a diverse set of experiences.

 Texts listed are at a variety of reading levels and could be read aloud or printed/provided for students to read, depending on the needs of the readers in your classroom. These texts are not integrated into the lessons; they are an optional extension, and listed here as a reference for educators interested in building their student’s background knowledge around the project’s core topic.

 

ISBN/Website 

Title 

Author

Type

www.readworks.org

What are Stars? 

Rachelle Kreisman

Article/Non-fiction

www.readworks.org

Why Don’t We See Stars in the Daytime?

Readworks

Article/Non-fiction

www.readworks.org

A Ride In Space

Kate Paixão

Article/Non-fiction

www.newsela.com

The Northern Lights are the Earth’s Fireworks! 

By Washington Post, adapted by Newsela staff

Article/Non-Fiction

www.newsela.com

“Zombie star” should be dead, but still shining after many explosions

By The Guardian, adapted by Newsela staff

Article/Non-fiction 

www.newsela.com 

Idaho’s dark skies and visible stars are attractive natural resource

By Associated Press, adapted by Newsela staff

Article/Non-fiction

www.newsela.com

Days slowly growing — and will get even longer

By The Guardian, adapted by Newsela staff

Article/Non-fiction

606377387

What Makes Day and Night

by Franklyn Branley

Book/non-fiction

9781885008190

Piecing Earth and Sky Together: A Creation Story from the Mien Tribe of Laos

By Nancy Raines Day

Illustrated by Genna Panzarella

Book/Fiction 

9781600603648

A Full Moon is Rising

By Marilyn Singer

Illustrated by Julia Cairns

Book/non-fiction 

9781584300342

Summer Sun Risin’

By W. Nikola-Lisa

Illustrated by Don Tate

Book/fiction 

0688139159

Sun Mother Wakes the World: An Australian Creation Story

by Diane Wolkstein  (Author), Bronwyn Bancroft (Illustrator)

Book/fiction

0762495057

Star Stories: Constellation Tales From Around the World

by Anita Ganeri (Author), Andy Wilx (Illustrator)

Book/fiction 

9780892392025

Iguanas in the Snow and Other Winter Poems / Iguanas en la nieve y otros poemas de invierno

By Francisco Alarcón

Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez

Book/poetry 

0892391995

Laughing Tomatoes: And Other Spring Poems / Jitomates Risuenos: Y Otros Poemas de Primavera (The Magical Cycle of the Seasons Series

By Francisco Alarcón

Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez

Book/poetry

0892392010

From the Bellybutton of the Moon: And Other Summer Poems / Del Ombligo de la Luna: Y Otros Poemas de Verano

By Francisco Alarcón

Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez

Book/poetry

0892391987

Angels Ride Bikes: And Other Fall Poems / Los Angeles Andan en Bicicleta: Y Otros Poemas de Otoño

By Francisco Alarcón

Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez

Book/poetry

*see also the texts listed as ‘optional’ within the Books/Media part of the lesson. While these are incorporated into the lesson itself as an optional extension, they would make useful additions to a text set. 

Copyright

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