Visit some of the most amazing landmarks on the planet with this collection from the Themed Nonfiction Series. Explore the history of these fascinating places while enjoying incredible photos, diagrams, and maps. With books at three different reading levels, differentiating your instruction is simple. Further engage students with informative posters and other support resources, and measure their understanding with Comprehension Quizzes.
Why Use World Landmarks
By reading about different landmarks around the world, students learn about the peoples and cultures that created them as well as the scientific and technical wonders involved in their construction and preservation. The World Landmarks collection provides engaging books about each landmark at three different levels, making it easy to achieve the requirements of state and national standards.
At each grade range you will find support resources for the collection:
- Teaching Tips
- Activity Cards
- World Maps showing the location of each landmark
Each title is accompanied by book-specific support resources as well:
- A Focus Question to engage students in the reading process (on the title page)
- Connections activities that allow readers to explore beyond the book in subjects such as science, writing, art, and more (on the back cover)
- Comprehension Quiz
- Fun Facts Poster
How to Use World Landmarks
The variety of resources available in the series allows for flexibility in your instructional approach.
- Follow suggestions in the Teaching Tips for classroom activities using Activity Cards.
- Use the Comprehension Quizzes to check for understanding.
- Provide a book at an appropriate level for independent reading or guided reading instruction.
- Review the Fun Facts Poster to get students excited to learn about the landmarks
- Improve comprehension and take readers beyond the text by having them do the Connections activities on the back cover of each book.
- Have students choose a topic related to the collection's theme to write about and use the books from the collection as models.
- Assign a research project related to one of the books in the collection.