EL本棚紹介 (40) Time for Kids Science Scoops: Planets! (Lisa Jo Rudy), Earthquakes! (Barbara Collier), Volcanoes! (Jeremy Caplan)

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These three books are easy-to-read introductions to the planets, earthquakes, and volcanoes. Yes, they are “for kids,” but they are well written and teach a lot of good vocabulary.

One of my learning philosophies is that “it is easier to learn what you already know.” These books teach science for children, so you probably already know most of the facts inside. But that’s a good thing! If you already know a lot about the topic, then reading should be much easier. Also, it is a good way to improve your English vocabulary by learning concepts you already know in Japanese in a new language.

My two cents: If your teacher wants you to do extensive reading (多読) but you don’t like fiction, try one of these books.

Time For Kids: Volcanoes! (Time for Kids Science Scoops ...