How Do You Measure A Dinosaur? – EA-FL

How Do You Measure A Dinosaur? – EA-FL
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How Do You Measure a Dinosaur is a story about a group of children that use maths to help them draw a life-sized tyrannosaurus. Features of the Book – Compound adjectives – “full-sized” and “hardtop”. – Past-tense verbs – “wrote”, “drew”, and “copied”. – The list of items needed for the task on page 3. – The definite introduction, middle, and conclusion. – The text presented as numbered steps. – The use of mathematical language – “grid”, “squares”, “inch”, “yard”, “bigger”, “smaller”, and “taller”. – The use of multisyllabic words – “dinosaur”, “tyrannosaurus”, and “disappeared”. – The use of parentheses. Purpose How Do You Measure a Dinosaur? can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce and reinforce the following skills and strategies: – discussing the organisational structure of the text; – critically analysing the information contained within a non-fiction story for accuracy; – developing the skill of writing in a sequential manner; -writing about the steps in a procedure.

Themes covered in this book are: Maths, Relationships, School and Community

Reading Level:21-22 (Gold)

AuthorTrish Puharich

SeriesLM Literacy

Year Level2


Guided Reading Level22

GenreProcedural Text

Theme/TopicMaths | Relationships | School and Community

Strategy/SkillsFact and opinion | Sequencing | Text structure

Page Count12

Word Count266


Dimensions165 x 145