Readers will delight in the high-interest educational topics addressed in this book, which is aligned to the 3rd grade Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts. Age-appropriate language, vivid imagery, and a relatable narrative will grab students' attention, keeping them engaged while also equipping them with the skills they need to become thoughtful readers. This book provides additional learning opportunities through a graphic organizer, glossary, and index. Rosen Common Core Readers can be paired with InfoMax Common Core Readers to provide another perspective to parallel topics. Readers follow along as Miguel learns to use a microscope, introducing them to this important science tool. CCSS English Language Arts Standard: RI.3.7., L.3.4b.