Inventing the Television

The Spark of Invention
  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Compelling narrative nonfiction text presents the story of television's invention: why there was a need for it, its design and testing, the science behind it, and its lasting impact. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, fact-filled captions and callouts, infographics, a glossary, sources for further research, a listing of source notes, and an introduction to the author.

Momentum
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978-1-5038-0705-1
$34.95
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Narrative, Nonfiction
Category STEM
Copyright 2016
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Imprint Momentum
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2016-01-01
BISACS JNF051120, JNF061010
Dewey 621.388
Graphics Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.5 x 9
Lexile 600
Guided Reading Level R
ATOS Reading Level 4.1
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 180094
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Infographics, Informative sidebars, Phonetics, Primary-source text, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Starred, Suggested websites, and Table of contents
  • A Time Before Television
  • Two Important Inventors
  • The Race to Invent Television
  • How Television Changed Life
  • Glossary
  • To Learn More
  • Source Notes
  • Index
Author: Carolee Laine

Carolee Laine is an educator and children's writer. She has written social studies textbooks, educational materials, and passages for statewide assessments. She enjoys learning through researching and writing nonfiction books for young readers. Carolee lives in the Chicago suburbs.

Reviews

A noteworthy review of The Spark of Invention from School Library Journal on April 1, 2016

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