Blue Planet Diaries

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
  • Matching E-Book and word-for-word Audio Book versions included with every 6-Pack!
  • 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.

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

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

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Kate Boehm Jerome, author of Blue Planet Diaries, is a nationally renowned science writer and curriculum consultant.
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Awards: Learning Magazine® Teachers' Choice for Children's Books Award

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


Blue Planet Diaries
Quantity Order Code ConfigurationPrice
WA-29116 Complete Single Copy Set: 18 Student Books (1 each of 18 titles) $166.00
WA-36166 Complete Classroom Set: 108 Student Books (6 each of 18 titles); 18 E-Books (PDFs); 18 Matching Audio Books; 18 Smart Word Vocabulary Cards; 3 Teacher Guides $1,156.00
WA-32948 Practice Book Set: 3 Practice Book 6-Packs (18 books); 3 Teacher Guides $99.00

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