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Celebrating Arizona: 50 States to Celebrate

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Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody?s favorite geography teacher! He's on a mission to visit all fifty states. Today he?s visiting Arizona, the Grand Canyon State. His first stop is the Grand Canyon for a mule ride to the bottom, where he'll board a raft and row the mighty rapids of the Colorado River. Then he will visit the Navajo Nation, a town from the Wild West, and the Painted Desert. Join Mr. Geo on his travels around ...

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Overview

Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody’s favorite geography teacher! He's on a mission to visit all fifty states. Today he’s visiting Arizona, the Grand Canyon State. His first stop is the Grand Canyon for a mule ride to the bottom, where he'll board a raft and row the mighty rapids of the Colorado River. Then he will visit the Navajo Nation, a town from the Wild West, and the Painted Desert. Join Mr. Geo on his travels around Arizona. Together, you will discover what makes this a state to celebrate.

This entertaining and educational mix of travel, geography, history, and pop culture includes maps and learning activities. Great for beginning readers!

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Children's Literature - Natalie Gurr
Mr. Geo loves to visit new places and Arizona is a great place to explore. The Grand Canyon State is a cornucopia of geological wonders, fascinating cultures, and rich historical sites. Mr. Geo takes students on an adventure through the Grand Canyon, Anasazi dwellings, and Hopi villages. The Wild West comes alive again in the town of Tombstone. Next, students can explore the old Copper Queen Mine, 1,500 feet below ground! About half of Arizona is desert land, filled with exotic plants and animals that have learned to flourish in the extreme temperatures. Arizona has many sports teams. The Diamondbacks, a relatively young baseball team, even won the World Series in 2001. “50 States to Celebrate” is an exciting new series that delves into what makes each state unique. Mr. Geo is a fun guide that students can relate to. Bright, engaging illustrations capture the eye and bring the facts to life. Each book is completed with a “Fast Facts” page, historical timeline, glossary, and comprehension activities. An excellent resource for teaching developing readers about the United States in an intriguing way. This title is part of the “Green Light Readers” series and rated as a Level 3 reader. Reviewer: Natalie Gurr; Ages 6 to 9.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780544044197
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/8/2013
  • Series: Green Light Readers Level 3 Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 792,501
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 590L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

MARION DANE BAUER has written more than 80 children's books, including picture books, easy readers, early chapter books, and novels. She won a Newbery Honor for On My Honor, a middle grade coming-of-age story. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Visit her website at www.mariondanebauer.com.

MARION DANE BAUER has written more than 80 children's books, including picture books, easy readers, early chapter books, and novels. She won a Newbery Honor for On My Honor, a middle grade coming-of-age story. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Visit her website at www.mariondanebauer.com .

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  • Posted December 16, 2013

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    In this series, geography teacher Mr. Geo visits a different sta

    In this series, geography teacher Mr. Geo visits a different state in each book. He is seen as a happy modern-day explorer of major cities, national parks, and attractions that have become famous. Mr. Geo's shirt has the two-letter state abbreviation on it. A U.S. and a state map are included in each title, as well as a chronology of important dates, activities to reinforce learning from the book, and a glossary with the page numbers on which each listed word is found. "Did you know?" facts are seen in a text box at the bottom of some pages. The young people included in Mr. Geo's activities could be upper-elementary age or a bit older; they do not look so young that struggling readers of middle school or high school age might be offended reading the books.
    The basic information young students need for a "state" report is available on the "Fast Facts" page while the information in the rest of the book is more supplemental. That being said, this series is a nice alternative to the state books that are straight facts and photos. Young people will enjoy the whimsical illustrations and the brevity of the text. This title includes information on the Grand Canyon, the Anasazi, and the state's sports teams.

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