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Delta Explore Primary Leveled Readers: Soil

Primary Grades

Delta Explore Readers are nonfiction student books that build informational literacy skills through science content area reading and engaging photographs while promoting scientific inquiry at the primary grades.

Each Delta Explore Reader

  • Covers key standards-based science content
  • Contains the same key science content, vocabulary, and photographs
  • Highlights a career related to the topic
  • Is available in three Lexile levels

In Delta Explore Soil, students explore the composition and characteristics of different types of soil. They learn about the effects of weathering and erosion and that soil is a vital natural resource. Students also read about what soil scientists do.

Table of Contents

  • What Is Soil?
  • Soil Layers
  • How Does Soil Form?
  • How Are Soils Different?
  • Erosion
  • Soil Is a Resource
  • Soil Scientists
  • Glossary

Lexile Levels by Article

What Is Soil? 270 390 470
Soil Layers 220 350 460
How Does Soil Form? 270 350 470
How Are Soils Different? 270 340 440
Erosion 190 370 470
Soil Is a Resource 270 400 480
Soil Scientists 250 350 460