This is the free teachers' guide for Simple Machines Make Work Easier and the Simple Machines Lab Notebook. The three pager from the co-author/teacher Simone Austin (Robinson) includes some best practices. Both the original text and the lab notebook are now available in modified e-versions on this site. Originally designed in a first grade classroom to accommodate students with multiple skill levels, the texts include nonfiction literacy, math and science as applied to the world around us. They have been a hit with the kids. They read them over and over again. Think about how much easier that makes it to foster reading and writing, math and science skill building when students read the books over and over again? Meets and exceeds Common Core for math and literacy.