How to Weigh an Elephant the reader follows, Clever Little Tsao as she has the solution to the problem perplexing her elders. Her biggest problem is getting them to listen to her! Features of theHow to Weigh an Elephant Book – A clear introduction, middle, and conclusion. – A clear sequence of problem-solving skills – problem identified, possible solutions considered, one course of action chosen, success gained, and success acknowledged. – The use of mathematical language – “weigh”, “add”, “heavier”, “scales”, and “numbers”. – The maths concepts involving weight and displacement. – The use of various word endings – “ier”, “ed”, and “ing”. – Present and past forms of verbs – “take” and “took”, “weigh” and “weighed”, “work” and “worked”, “pay” and “paid”. – The use of italics for emphasis. Purpose How to Weigh an Elephant can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce and reinforce the following skills and strategies: – comparing books by different authors written in the same genre; – understanding the function, feature, and category of new words encountered in the story; – developing the skill of writing in a sequential manner.
Themes covered in this book are: Maths, Animals Birds and Insects
Reading Level:19-20 (Purple)
Guided Reading Level20
Theme/TopicAnimals | Birds and Insects | Maths
Strategy/SkillsCompairing and contrasting | Sequencing | vocabulary and word
Dimensions165 x 145