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From the Series Mighty Machines in Action

Pushing ahead and moving anything in its way, the bulldozer is a bladed beast. And a blade is often not the only sharp tool on this machine. A claw-like ripper can pierce through hard ground. This elementary title will push students to grow as readers.

Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 1
Category Leveled Readers
Subject Blastoff! Readers Level 2, Machines
Copyright 2017
Publisher Bellwether Media
Imprint Blastoff! Readers
Blastoff! Readers Level 2
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2017-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.6
Reading Counts! Quiz Q71327
Reading Counts! Points 1.0
BISACS JNF051130, JNF051120
Dewey 629.225
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 6.5 x 9
Lexile 480
Guided Reading Level H
ATOS Reading Level 2.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 188851
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents



Construction-crazy kids will dig right into this level 2 reader in the Mighty Machines in Action series. The ever-popular bulldozer pushes, lifts, digs, and rips its way across the pages, accompanied by short sentences that describe the parts of the machine itself (blade, tracks, cab, etc.) and the different kinds of jobs it does. Numerous pictures of bulldozers at work plaster the acid-green pages, including a “machine Profile” of the Caterpillar D9T and scaled image of the world’s largest bulldozer, the Komatsu D574A-3SD. Readers will spot dozers leveling ground at a construction site, pushing rubble at a mine, and tearing up rocky soil. A labeled diagram points out this hard-working machine’s main feature, reinforcing the text, and highlighted vocabulary is defined in a glossary. An energetic and informative read.

Author: Chris Bowman