This Rocks and Minerals unit is focused on reading, writing, and comprehending a nonfiction science text. It’s a perfect way to engage students in learning about rocks. It is written at a 2nd or 3rd grade reading level. The book is informative, inexpensive, and features colorful photographs. The specific title of the book is the National Geographic Kids, Level 2 Reader: Rocks and Minerals. The activities in this unit include comprehension pages, an ABC order page, headband, poem frame, bingo, word search, matching definitions, memory card game, a play for two students, roll and read sentences, a close reading activity, and writing letters to "teach" and to ask questions. This book is available through Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, or the Scholastic Book Club magazines. Teachers can teach with one book, using a document camera; or with five or six copies for small group use. Teachers could apply for funds to defray the cost by writing grants to companies who support education, or perhaps through local parent groups or district reading funds. Kids love learning about rocks and sharing their collections. Don’t miss out on a resource that makes it happen!