This award winning curriculum guide was featured by the International Reading Association (IRA) a few years ago during national Newspaper in Education week. This book is a valuable resource of factual information about dinosaurs and is packed full of ways to tie the daily newspaper in your classroom to the study of dinosaurs, reading, history and science. The activities included in DINOSAURS AND THE NEWSPAPER are interdisciplinary and integrate the study of dinosaurs across the curriculum. You might wish to use the activities as a part of an on-going newspaper center in your classroom or use the activities to relate the dinosaur text information and vocabulary to what is relevant today. Some teachers have used the unit independently of the newspaper. However, what could make the study of prehistory more up-to-date than relating the information to today's world by using your daily newspaper? It is my hope that the lessons in this book will provide a foundation for primary and elementary students not only in the study of dinosaurs, reading, science and prehistory, but by opening the door to a lifetime of education through a lifetime of newspaper reading.