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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Terrific Tuesdays

How Big Were Dinosaurs? by Lita Judge is a true account of exploring just how big dinosaurs were compared to different animals and things in which we are familiar.  From cows, to first graders; from roosters to penguins, children will enjoy learning about the size of dinosaurs in contrast to items, animals, and people that they know.
The art is done with pencil and watercolors.  They are expressive and informative.  Using an information text in the classroom is part of standards so add this title to your list.  I would encourage any teachers or parents in using this book in the classroom.  Grab the tape measure, rulers, and yardsticks and start adding science and math and fun to a lesson.
Take a look at Lita's website for ideas here.  There are discussion guides, journal ideas, and coloring pages to use with her books.

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