What if You Were Face-to-Face with a T. Rex?!
by Traci Swain
In chapter 8 of Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne, Jack and Annie come face-to-face with a tyrannosaurus rex!
In their latest Book Boys video, Allister, Elliott, and Max travel back to prehistoric times and imagine what they would do if they were in Jack and Annie’s shoes. Watch this kid-friendly video that’s chock-full of dinosaur fun facts to get your students excited to go on a reading adventure with the Book of the Week!
Teachers love using Dinosaurs Before Dark to:
• Learn about different types of dinosaurs
• Introduce students to chapter books
• Share the joy of getting lost in a good book with emerging readers
In Book Talks, second grade teacher Erin Warren uses “what if” scenarios—such as the one the Book Boys encounter—as story starters to help her students write their own adventures! Watch her teacher review video to discover more prompts to use in your classroom.
What does your class think of Dinosaurs Before Dark and the Magic Tree House series? The Scholastic Book Clubs community would love to hear from you, so please share on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs.
Allister, Elliott, and Max are three friends who work at Scholastic Book Clubs and love books—and they want to share the joy of reading with your students! Every week, you can find the Book Boys here on the blog in a brand-new fun, educational, and engaging video about the Book of the Week. Play their videos in your classroom (or at home) to help your students connect to the story and explore the exciting world of reading.
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