Raising Dragons

Nolen, Jerdine

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<span style="font-weight: 400;">This is a story about a girl that finds an egg that hatches into a dinosaur. She raises the dinosaur and it becomes her best friend. She thinks she has to say goodbye to the dinosaur, but it turns out she was meant to raise dragons. </span>


Using the Fry Readability Graph, this books is right on the line between 4th and 5th grade.

Use in Class

This fantasy book will be used as an interactive read-aloud to discuss the parts that are realistic vs. fantasy. This is an easy book for students to connect to as we also discuss friendships. This book would be used during the assistance phase. I would stop at various points to ask questions and discuss the book as well as make a chart with the students after reading the book comparing the aspects of the story that are realistic vs. fantasy.

Unit Focus

Language Arts

Submitted by Becky Norton

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