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Teaching Through Trade Books: Meet the Decomposers

by: Peggy Ashbrook

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This month's Teaching Through Trade Books column focuses on three books about decomposers: Compost Critters, A Pill Bug’s Life, and A Slug's Life. Activities for grades K-3 and 4-6 help children learn about animals’ basic needs and the process of decomposition while using the work of authors who clearly enjoy writing about scientific topics.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 7/1/2004Stock # sc04_041_09_14Volume 041Issue 09

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