“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: Bussiere, D. (2013). What in the world is a ton?- and other weight & volume measurements. Minneapolis, MN: ABDO.
Lexile Measure: 440L
Synopsis: Each page poses a different measurement question. The book answers each question with a real-life situation and uses illustrations with young children to support the answers.
Rationale for Classroom Use: This informational text is useful to integrate reading skills with measurements knowledge. Teachers can easily teach author’s purpose with this text. Students will feel engaged and connected to the photos of real children and their realistic situations.
Common Core Connection:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.6 Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.8 Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.