Alien in My Pocket #1: Blast Off!
By Nate Ball, Illustrated by Macky Pamintuan
The adventure begins in this exciting new chapter book series, complete with a do-it-yourself science experiment! When a four-inch-tall alien crash-lands through Zack McGee's bedroom window, Zack is sure he's about to become the first victim in a new War of the Worlds. But when the alien turns out to have weapons that are more ticklish than terrifying, Zack realizes that rather than protect the world from the alien it's up to him to protect the alien in his pocket from the world.
With illustrations on every spread, a how-to on launching a rocket, fun scientific facts, and the hilarious adventures of Zack and Amp, this book is the perfect gift for any young reader!
Supports the Common Core State Standards
- Grade level: 4
- Interest Level: 2-5
- Guided Reading Level: R
COMMON CORE OBJECTIVES AND QUESTIONS
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., books in a series). Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story.
Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of the Alien in My Pocket series. What aspects of the text are fiction/nonfiction? RL.3.9, RI.4.5
How does the illustrator use pictures and details to develop the characters, setting, and events in the story? How do the pictures contribute to the meaning of the text? RL.4.7, RI.4.7
How does the author use reasons and evidence to support claims in the text? RI.4.8
- Publisher: HarperCollins
- Imprint: HarperCollins
- Format: Paperback
- On Sale: 11/30/-0001
- ISBN: 9780062216236
- ISBN 10: 0062216236
- ISBN 13: 9780062216236
- Trim Size: 5.13 x 7.63 in
- Juvenile Fiction / Science & Technology
- Juvenile Fiction / School & Education
- Juvenile Fiction / Boys & Men
Brightly.com“With lots of illustrations, this series gives kids an extraterrestrial adventure they will love.”
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COMMON CORE STRANDS