Teaching Children's Literature

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis

Dangerous Animals

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Dangerous Animals by:  Melvin and Gilda Berger, Scholastic Inc., 2009, 46pp

Reading Level: 4.2

Synopsis: Dangerous Animals is a true false book about animals that are dangerous.  For every animal presented there is a true or false question for the reader to answer.  After each question the answer is provided with facts about the animal.

Rationale for Using:  I think children are interested in animals and this presents questions children would likely ask with the answers presented in a easy format.  I think it also is an easy read for children and provides interesting facts about the animals.

Common Core Connection:  I think this book could be used to help children learn to write about factual things in a different format.  It could also be used as part of the science curriculum when discussing animals.

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This entry was posted on May 27, 2013 by in Informational Texts and tagged , , , .

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