Jennifer Zeiger (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624312281

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This book details the life of the dinosaur known as Oviraptor. Readers will develop word recognition and reading skills while learning when Oviraptor lived and what it likely looked like. They will also find out how it lived, from what it ate to how it dealt with enemies. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.

Reading Level
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
Animals, Birds & Insects History
Interest Age
Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade
Language Arts Science
English (US)
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