Concept book (nonfiction), 600 words Grade 2
The book Measuring Tails models how to measure the lengths of various animal tails using nonstandard units such as thumbs, paper clips, and footballs. Then these measurements are compared to standard units--inches, feet, and yards. Students will read about features of different animals whose tails they will learn to measure using appropriate tools. The book also challenges students to estimate the length of an animal and to choose an appropriate unit of measurement.
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