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Into the Sky

by Ryan Ann Hunter

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With simple illustrations of real buildings, the history and construction of skyscrapers is explored.
  wichitafriendsschool | Oct 4, 2016 |
Summary: This book tells about the history of skyscrapers. The book also tells how many skyscrapers are built in unique different ways based on the characteristics of the area. The books also gives the reader a brief lesson on the sequence in which skyscrapers are built.

Personal Reactions: I love how this books teaches kids how the really big skyscrapers are built and what it takes to do it. It gives pictures and buildings from around the world. Defiantly will get attention of little boys who like to create and build things with their hands.

Classroom Extension: Have the students drawl their dream skyscraper and where would it be located at. Bring in some building blocks or have play dough to build stuff out of.
  DerekHendricks | Apr 21, 2013 |
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This book is about how skyscrapers are built and the process it takes to build them step by step. During certain steps, the author gives the reader reasons as to why the builders do those steps. It shows the different types of skyscrapers and what it takes ti build them.

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I think this book was pretty interesting because I never knew some of the things it talks about. I thought it was cool to see a step by step process of how the buildings were actually made and what they are made from.

1.Different types of skyscrapers
2. Tallest and shortest skyscrapers in the world
  MaddieDeMarcus | Apr 14, 2013 |
This book is all about skyscrapers. It begins with some background information such as when the first one was built and how tall it was. Then the book explains how skyscrapers are built. Many workers weld and bolt together steel beams to create a structure. Then the book talks about today’s skyscrapers and possible structures in the future.

This book was very informational. I liked that there was a balance between picture and text for each page. I also liked that there was a map at the beginning of the book that displayed famous buildings and their locations.

1) Students could work together in groups to create their own “mini” skyscrapers.
2) Students could use the vocabulary in the book to create a skyscraper out of the vocab words.
  AllieCunningham | Apr 7, 2013 |
Into the Sky by Ryan Ann Hunter, pen name of Pamela Greenwood and Elizabeth Macalaster, is a short picture book about architecture, specifically skyscrapers. The book is appropriate to be read to ages 3-10 and could likely be read by students grades 3-5. The first part of the book briefly details the history of skyscrapers starting with smaller buildings in Chicago and continuing about skyscrapers in America, Europe, and Asia such as the Empire State Building and the Petronas Towers in Malaysia. The latter half of the book details in kid-friendly terms how skyscrapers are built and how they withstand earthquakes and issues with physics. ( )
  dhut0042 | Jan 28, 2013 |
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Describes the history and construction of skyscrapers.

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