This is an engaging novel study to accompany the book, Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House book #1) by Mary Pope Osborne. It is appropriate for grades 1-3. This novel study includes a variety of comprehension questions and activities that focus on various levels of thinking. There are pre and post reading activities.
Both - sometimes I use them in reading groups but if I have enough copies of the book I will also use some of the units whole class. I plan to use Holiday Harry & the Holidaze whole class because it's also a good book to teach Holidays Around the World. Some of the novel studies that are more difficult I will only use with my higherer readers. Really, you could do it either way - whichever works for you! :)