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Alien in My Pocket #3: Radio Active

By Nate Ball, Illustrated by Macky Pamintuan

This third book in the Alien in My Pocket series is the zaniest yet! Zack and Amp create a massive mishap in this hilarious story. Plus the book comes with a do-it-yourself science experiment.

Nothing's been easy since Amp crash-landed his spaceship through Zack McGee's bedroom window. Now Amp has built a quantum radio to alert his commanders to call off the invasion of Earth. Unfortunately, instead of contacting Erdian Central Command, Amp's radio accidentally broadcasts Amp's messages all over Zack's hometown. Now it's up to Zack and his best friend, Olivia, to save their alien friend from being discovered and to save the planet from panic.

With illustrations throughout, a page-turning plot, and fun scientific facts, this is the perfect chapter book for young readers. 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: 9780062216274
  • ISBN 10: 0062216279
  • ISBN 13: 9780062216274
  • Pages: 144
  • Trim Size: 5.13 x 7.63 in
  • Subcategory:
  • Juvenile Fiction / Science & Technology
  • Juvenile Fiction / School & Education
  • Juvenile Fiction / Boys & Men

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COMMON CORE STRANDS

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1,2,3,4,6,7,10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.2,2a,2b,2d,2e,4,7,8,9,10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.4,4a,5,6
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