People use all kinds of tools to measure distance, weight, area, and time. Measuring Upexplains how these things were measured in the past and the history of the measuring tools and systems that we use today.
Features of the Book – Comparison of past and present measuring systems, – Procedural text, – Specialised vocabulary – thermometer, units, standard, area, milestone, paces, imperial, Purpose Measuring Up can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills and understandings: – identifying problems and predicting outcomes, – making inferences and supporting them with evidence from the text, – exploring word families, – developing an argument based on information in the text, – exploring the ways that people measure distance weight area and time.
Themes covered in this book are: History, Science and Technology, Maths
Reading Level:23-24 (Silver)
Guided Reading Level23
Theme/TopicHistory | Maths | Science and Technology
Strategy/SkillsMaking inferences | Making predictions | Vocabulary and word study