How the Government Works

How America Works
  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Learn about the history, importance, and procedures of the U.S. government at the national, state, and local levels. Additional features to aid comprehension include fact-filled captions and sidebars, detailed photographs, informational diagrams, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and an introduction to the author.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Category Social Studies
Copyright 2017
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2016-08-01
BISACS JNF043000, JNF052040, JNF025250
Dewey 320.973
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
Dimensions 8 x 9.5
Lexile 530
Guided Reading Level V
ATOS Reading Level 4.6
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 184073
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Phonetics, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Starred, Suggested websites, and Table of contents
Online Resources


  • Forming the U.S. Government
  • The Federal Government
  • State Governments
  • Local Governments
  • Glossary
  • To Learn More
  • Index
  • About the Author
Author: Jeanne Marie Ford

Jeanne Marie Ford is an Emmy-winning TV scriptwriter who holds a master of fine arts degree in writing for children from Vermont College. She has written numerous children's books and articles. Ford also teaches college English. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two children.

Reviews

A noteworthy review of How America Works from School Library Journal on November 1, 2016

With 24 pages per book, these titles are brief. Even so, elegant design and substantive content make them strong contenders. Each one tackles a specific component of U.S. government and describes, in brief, the influences and other formative issues surrounding it. For instance, in How… View →