Eight Days Gone by Linda McReynolds


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Suggestions for Building Text Sets

Eight Days Gone by Linda McReynolds Suggested Topics: Space Exploration, Man on the Moon, Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, Michael Collins, Moon.
Books
Author
Title/Publisher
Grade Levels
Comments
ISBN/Publication Date
Hilliard, Richard
Ham the Astrochimp
Boyds Mills Press
3-6
This informational and entertaining book celebrates the achievement of Ham, the Astrochimp who revealed much about the impact of space flight on the body.
978-1-59078-459-4
2007
Sklansky, Amy
Out of This Word-Poems and facts about Space
3-5
Facts about space adjacent to poems on the same topic
978-375-86459-9
2012
Suen, Anastasia
Man on the Moon
Puffin Books
2-3
Describes in illustrations and simple text the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, culminating in man’s first moon landing.
978-0-14-056598-0
1997
Zelon, Helen
The Apollo 11 Mission: The First Man to Walk on the Moon
Rosen Publishing
4-6
Somewhat complex text. Describes the flight to the moon and Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's walk on the surface, and presents facts about space flight.
978-1-40425-561-6
2006
Green, Carl R.
Walking on the Moon: The Amazing Apollo 11 Mission
Enslow Publishers
4-6
Somewhat complex text in narrative format with photographs. “Although the overall appearance is geared to younger children, the language and heavy text with endnotes makes it more appropriate for older students.
978-1-46440-075-9
2013
Koestler-Grack, Rachel A.
Neil Armstrong
Gareth Stevens
3-6
Examines the life and accomplishments of Neil Armstrong, who was the first man to walk on the surface of the moon.
978-1-43392-147-6
2010
Hollingsworth, Tamara
Neil Armstrong: Man on the Moon
Teacher Created Materials
2-3
Biography: An introduction to the life of Neil Armstrong, the first human being to walk on the moon.
978-1-43331-596-1
2011

Websites
Name of Site
Address
Grade Levels
Comments
Publisher/Creator
Kidport Reference Library: The Moon Landing
**www.kidport.com/reflib/science/moonlanding/moonlanding.htm**
3-4
Online reference library designed to be fun and easy to use about space travel and other areas
Kidsport
Kennedy Space Center Home Page
**www.nasa.gov/cen**ters/kennedy/home/index.html
4-6
Official site of NASA includes Apollo 11 mission and all aspects of space exploration
NASA
We Choose the Moon: Pre-launch
**http://mightymega.com/2013/08/30/we-choose-the-moon-relive-the-apollo-11-mission/**
3-6
View animated scenes of each stage of the Apollo 11 mission with additional information. At the end, students may download a certificate for their journey
John F. Kennedy Library and Museum
Apollo 11 Image Allery-NASA
**www.nasa.gov.../apollo11.html**
All ages
Spectacular photos of history in the making
NASA
Astronomy for Kids
**www.library.thinkquest.org/3645/**
3-5
Learn about black holes, comets, eclipses and all things about the universe. Use a virtual telescope
Oracle Think Quest
Newsela.com
**http://newsela.com/articles/dying-stars/id/1040/#articles/dying-stars/id/1040/**
4-6
“Something strange is happening in the center of the Milky Way”
By Los Angeles Times, adapted by Newsela staff.
Newsela provides innovative way for students to build reading comprehension with nonfiction.