Any Magic Tree House book is always a hit with children. It was my favorite book as a kid. These are easy lesson books and even free read books. I would lov eto have this for the kids to choose to read. if we were to do a whole group it would be good tot teach on an ecosystem of a gorilla. This is on a 360L in the Lexile system.
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.