The Magic School Bus and the Missing Tooth

We chew with our teeth every day, but how much do we really know about them? Allow Ms. Frizzle to teach your kids a thing or two about teeth. Kids complete a prereading exercise, read the book, and respond to several prompts about the text after reading.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Try out these materials while working on a unit about teeth or human or animal anatomy
  • After completing these worksheets, move on to another Magic School Bus story or episode to continue learning with Ms. Frizzle
  • For younger students, you may wish to provide some sentence frames for the second worksheet
Classroom Considerations

  • You will need to purchase or borrow a copy or copies of The Magic School Bus and the Missing Tooth for pupils to read
  • The resource includes some instructions that you may wish to disregard; for example, at the top it says to complete the first part at home, but youngsters could easily do this in class
Pros

  • The Magic School Bus books are a fun way to combine science and language arts
  • The graphics on these worksheets are high quality
  • These exercises require pupils to make predictions and comprehend the reading while learning about teeth along the way
Cons

  • None