Grade level Equivalent: 2.6
Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne in the Magic tree house series, is a great introduction to chapter books for young readers. The adventure Jack encounters with his kid sister, Annie, takes the students imagination on a fun filled quest that promises to keep any students interest. After Jack and Annie discover a tree house with a magical library, they choose a dinosaur book that takes them back to prehistoric times. Will they survive the dinosaurs? How will they get back? This is a great book to use in reading centers or read aloud.
This is another wonderful series I grew up reading. Mary P Osborne did a wonderful job. All of these books are reference something historical, so with every book, you are learning a piece of history. Like Junie B Jones, they are perfect for children who want to begin reading chapter books. They are fairly short but are packed with a lot of information. Students could easily do many types of history projects with these books. I could see students anywhere from 2nd and above reading these books. They are absolutely wonderful and I definitely recommend having multiple MTH books in your classroom.
More than two hundred animal puzzles, games, and activities for kids who love the Magic Tree House books!
Take a walk on the wild side with Magic Tree House® animal activities! From cobras to koalas to emperor penguins, Jack and Annie have met all kinds of animals on their adventures. Now you can test your animal awareness and Magic Tree House® mastery with this flock of fantastic activities. Includes Tic-Cat-Toe, A Perfect Time for Riddles, Marsupial Maze, Crazy Critter Charades, Which Animal Are You?, and much more.
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