Engage your students while tying your lessons to literacy, social studies, and science standards. Diamond Girl is my second book and is endorsed by William Bernhardt, national best-selling author: “What could be more exciting than three kids on a treasure hung filled with cryptic clues and mysterious strangers and danger lurking behind every corner? Every child dreams of an adventure like this one." Diamond Girl has a Lexile level of 780.
Jenny hears the legend of a lost diamond hidden years ago by a German prisoner of war held captive in a nearby war camp. Tired of always being the new kid at school, she believes she can finally have a permanent home if she can find the diamond. Jenny convinces new friends, Zack and Kate, to search for the diamond using clues left behind from the World War II prisoner of war.
As the trio begins their quest at the Crater of Diamonds Park, they discover they are not alone in their search. Ignoring danger and threats, Jenny, Zack, and Kate determine to find the gem no matter the risk!
Diamond Girl helps you meet the following social studies and science standards while you teach literacy in your classroom:
• Examining the relationships between early American Indian settlements
• Analyze artifacts from pre-Columbian societies in North America (Caddo)
• Compare people groups within north America (mound builders)
• Distinguishing Earth’s materials: soils, fossils, rocks, quartz, diamond,
• Volcanic activity on the Earth’s surface
• Investigate the growth of crystals
• Identify minerals
• Land forms formed by Earth’s internal forces
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