This activity-packed book is a great way to improve reading, writing, and research skills while teaching general knowledge and fascinating facts about the United States. Reading Comprehension: Students read a simple presentation of information about each state and then answer specific questions designed to improve reading comprehension. Skills include reading for details, locating information, and finding facts. Writing Skills get perfected as students complete bonus writing activities for every state! Research Skills get a workout as students "look-up" key information in an encyclopedia or on the Internet to help them complete the "Research the Facts" activities. Also included: United States outline maps; list of states, capitals, and abbreviations; a capitals and abbreviations test page; addresses where students can write to receive information about each state; a letter format which may be addressed to request information from a state; and more!