Activities for Dinosaurs Before Dark

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  1. These unit are aligned to 2nd grade Common Core standards, but can be used in many grades. Magic Tree House series book #1 Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne is a great "first" chapter book for second grade. I usually introduce this book in October/November. I added the dinosaur research p
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Magic Tree House Dinosaurs Before Dark Summary: Jack and Annie discover a treehouse that takes them back in time to the age of dinosaurs! This is is a great "first" chapter book for second grade. They will get hooked on the Magic Tree House book series by Mary Pope Osborne. A CLASSIC!

This unit is aligned to 2nd grade Common Core standards but can be used across many grades, especially in Small Group Reading.

I recently added the dinosaur research project. My students loved picking out their own dinosaurs for research. This is a great way to get into the Media Specialist involved and learn how to research.

All of these Dinosaurs Before Dark Magic Tree House activities have been used in my classroom. The children simply love Jack and Annie!


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  1. Author’s Purpose
  2. Retelling and Summarizing
  3. Comprehension Questions
  4. Cause and Effect
  5. Story Elements
  6. Sequencing
  7. Problem & Solution
  8. Compare and Contrast
  9. Making Inferences
  10. Text to Self, World, Text
  11. Comprehension Quiz
  12. ABC Order
  13. Compound Words
  14. Book Writing Activity
  15. Opinion Writing options for differentiation
  16. Ticket Out the Door Options
  17. Dinosaur Research Project Graphic Organizer
  18. Dinosaur Research Project BOOKLET


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