How to Dress a Duck and Other Stories from Science

Literature & Reading Comprehension


Reading Comprehension, Grade 3

This reading comprehension workbook develops essential non-fiction reading skills. At the same time it reinforces science lessons and instills a sense of awe at the wonders of God’s creation.

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This reading comprehension science reader is a hands-down favorite with children!

How to Dress a Duck features:

  • 36 stories (about 2 pages each)
  • reading questions following each story
  • space to write answers in the text–no notebook needed
  • a broad range of science concepts presented for young learners
  • Removable answer key

Recommended for grades 2-4. A daily schedule for this program is available in CHC Lesson Plans for Third Grade.

Invisible Marks: Biology: Exocrine glands: Pheromones
How to Dress a Duck: Zoology
Precious Blood: Biology: Circulatory system: Blood
Coloring Adam and Eve: Biology: Skin: Pigmentation
He Will Dry Every Tear: Biology: Exocrine glands: Lacrimal glands
Our Hearts and Theirs: Biology: Circulatory system: Heart
Run for Your Life!: Biology: Exocrine glands: Hormones
Eyes to See: Biology: Eyes
Nerves and Your Sense of Touch: Biology: Nervous system: Nerves
Ears to Hear: Biology: Hearing
Spit!: Biology: Digestive system: Saliva
Soul Food: Health: Nutrition
Germs Make Me Sick!: Biology: Viruses and bacteria
Salt of the Earth: Geology: Minerals and solubility
God’s Building Blocks: Chemistry: Elements, compounds; molecules, atoms
Freezing and Solids: Physical science: Freezing and solids
Light from Light: Astronomy: Solar system: Sun and moon
Falling Stars: Astronomy: Solar system: Meteors
Searching the Heavens: Astronomy
From the Rising of the Sun: Astronomy: Solar system; Earth’s rotation
Merciful Rain: Earth Science: Weather: Precipitation
Lightning!: Earth Science: Weather: Lightning
Weathering the Storm: Earth Science: Geology: Weathering
Rock My Soul: Earth Science: Geology: Volcanic, metamorphic rock
Layers of Rock, Layers of Faith: Earth Science: Geology: Sedimentary rock, fossils
Feeding Baby Plants: Botany: Seeds: Structure and germination
Traveling Seeds: Botany: Seeds
So, What’s the Difference?: Biology: Entomology: Butterflies and moths
Tasty Moth or Scary Owl: Biology: Entomology: Moths
It’s a Dirty Job: Biology: Annelids
Life-giving Water: Biology: Habitats and ecosystems
In Wisdom You Have Made Them All: Biology: Migration, hibernation, and estivation
Dominion Over the Earth: Environmental stewardship
Before You Were Born: Biology: Fetology
Baby Food: Biology: Infant nutrition
Power in Weakness: Biology: God’s precious children

Product Code: HDD
Format: Softcover
Binding: Perfect bound
Page Count: 110 pages
Dimensions: 8.5″×11″
ISBN: 9781946207067
Returnable? Yes, view return policy.
Consumable? Yes, purchase one per student.
Answer key: A removable answer key is included in the back of the book.

Nancy Nicholson is one of the founding authors of Catholic Heritage Curricula. Equipped with an abundance of God-given talent, a major in Secondary Education–English, and years of experience homeschooling her own children, she has written over thirty educational titles, beginning with Little Stories for Little Folks. Her unique ability to develop programs and workbooks that “fit” both advanced and struggling students is due to her experience raising children of different ability levels and learning styles: two of her children are developmentally challenged, while another went on to graduate from Harvard and is now a college professor.

Photo submitted by Allison, Armed Forces AE.

After using How to Dress a Duck, I have noticed how they talk about God's influence in all things around them, not just spouting off the science facts they read in books.
My family is greatly enjoying How to Dress a Duck. My husband and I are impressed with the content and accurate information this book and your other science texts provide while explaining the Faith within the topic. So many Catholic texts that attempt to do this fall very short and the topic explanations become "fluffy" and the faith explanations seem very forced.

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