When Charlie McButton Lost Power
by Suzanne Collins
illustrated by Mike Lester
bat – a small animal
battery – connected electric cells that produce a direct current
blew – formed something by expelling air
fuel – something burned for heat
plug – a connection on the end of a corded electrical device that is put into the wall to carry electricity
vision – the ability to come up with new ideas
term – a length of time
Spelling – Short Vowels; Syllables VC/CV
Cross-Curricular Standards (NM)
S1-B1B – Understand connections among historical events, people and symbols significant to United States history and cultures.
S2-B2F – Describe how natural and man-made changes affect the meaning, use, distribution and value of resources.
S2-B2C-PO3 – Describe the consequences of human modification of the natural environment.
S3-B3D-PO1 – Explain the significance of participation and cooperation in a classroom and community.