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Dino-riffic Dinosaur Literacy Unit

Dino-riffic Dinosaur Literacy Unit
Dino-riffic Dinosaur Literacy Unit
Dino-riffic Dinosaur Literacy Unit
Dino-riffic Dinosaur Literacy Unit
Dino-riffic Dinosaur Literacy Unit
Dino-riffic Dinosaur Literacy Unit
Dino-riffic Dinosaur Literacy Unit
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This compilation of dinosaur activities is just what you need for independent, small group, and whole group teaching. There are a variety of activities that will meet the needs of your learners. These activities are perfect for literacy centers after the skills have been introduced!

Dino-riffic Dinosaurs Matching Activity:
*Students match the dinosaur related photo to the correct word
*3 versions included
Version 1:
*Vocabulary and photos include: dig site, skull, tools, skeleton, fossil, paleontologist, and museum
Version 2:
*Vocabulary and photos include: Ankylosaurus, Iguanodon, Triceratops, Apatosaurus, and Stegosaurus
Version 3:
*Vocabulary and photos include: T-Rex, Pterodactyl, Brachiosaurus, Velociraptor, and Dilophosaurus

Dynamic Dinosaurs Sound It Out! Activity 1:
*Students use their inventive/temporary spelling to label the following photographs: skull, skeleton, dig site, tools, paleontologist, museum, and fossil

Dynamic Dinosaurs Sound It Out! Activity 2:
*Students use their inventive/temporary spelling to label the following photographs: Ankylosaurus, Iguanodon, Triceratops, Apatosaurus, and Stegosaurus

Dynamic Dinosaurs Sound It Out! Activity 3:
*Students use their inventive/temporary spelling to label the following photographs: T-Rex, Pterodactyl, Brachiosaurus, Velociraptor, and Dilophosaurus

Dino Word Search Activity:
*Students search for the following words: fossil, museum, tools, dinosaur, scientist, extinct, skeleton, dig site
*Answer key provided

Dino-riffic Dinosaurs Sight Word Activity 2:
*2 versions of this activity
*Students use the key to color the sight word dinosaurs
*Students count and graph the dinosaurs for each sight word
*Version 1 sight words include: went, say, saw, did, and should
*Version 2 sight words include: could, now, why, they, and what

Dino-riffic Dinosaurs! Classifying Activity:
*Students cut, sort, and glue dinosaur photographs into the correct column by the number of legs

Dinosaur Syllable Counting Activity 1:
*Student activity page for recording the number of syllables for the labeled pictures: fossil, museum, tools, paleontologist, skeleton, skull, herbivore, carnivore, and horn
*Pocket chart syllable sorting cards for whole group, small group, independent practice

Dinosaur Syllable Counting Activity 2:
*Student activity page for recording the number of syllables for the labeled pictures: Stegosaurus, Dilophosaurus, Triceratops, T-Rex, Velociraptor, Apatosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Pterodactyl, and Ankylosaurus
*Pocket chart syllable sorting cards for whole group, small group, independent practice

Dinosaur Writing Prompts and Activities:
*What’s Happening? Activity 1
-Students look at a photograph of a dinosaur dig site and describe what is happening.
*What’s Happening? Activity 2
-Students look at a photograph of a paleontologist brushing off a dinosaur fossil and describe what is happening.
*What’s Happening? Activity 3
-Students look at a photograph of a T-Rex skeleton in a museum and describe what is happening.
*What’s the Difference? Activity 1
-Students look at photographs of the teeth of an herbivore and carnivore dinosaur. Students compare the sets of teeth and then write about their differences.
*What’s the Difference? Activity 2
-Students look at a photograph of the Stegosaurus and Triceratops. Students compare the dinosaurs and then write about their differences.
*What’s the Difference? Activity 3
-Students look at a photograph of the Pterodactyl and Ankylosaurus. Students compare the dinosaurs and then write about their differences.
*What’s the Difference? Activity 4
-Students look at a photograph of the Apatosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Rex. Students compare the dinosaurs and then write about their differences.
*Would a dinosaur make a good pet?
-Students write whether they think a dinosaur would make a good pet and explain their answer using the word ‘because’ in their writing.
*My Pet Dinosaur
-Students write what kind of dinosaur they would want as a pet and what they would do together.
*The Amazing Apatosaurus
-Students complete the sentences:
The Apatosaurus was…The Apatosaurus could…The Apatosaurus had…
*The Awesome Ankylosaurus
-Students complete the sentences:
The Ankylosaurus was…The Ankylosaurus could…The Ankylosaurus had…
*The Bold Brachiosaurus
-Students complete the sentences:
The Brachiosaurus was…The Brachiosaurus could…The Brachiosaurus had…
*The Stupendous Stegosaurus
-Students complete the sentences:
The Stegosaurus was…The Stegosaurus could…The Stegosaurus had…
*The Terrific Pterodactyl
-Students complete the sentences:
The Pterodactyl was…The Pterodactyl could…The Pterodactyl had…
*The Terrifying T-Rex
-Students complete the sentences:
T-Rex was… T-Rex could… T-Rex had…
*The Tremendous Triceratops
-Students complete the sentences:
The Triceratops was…The Triceratops could…The Triceratops had…
*Dynamic Descriptions
-Students look at a labeled photograph of a dinosaur and describe it. Questions are provided to guide students with their writing. Prompting questions includes: What kind of teeth did it have? What did it eat? How many legs did it have? What did its body look like? Did it have wings? Did it have a tail? Did it have arms? How did it protect itself from predators?
-There is one dinosaur photograph on each writing page. Dinosaurs include: Ankylosaurus, Apatosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Pterodactyl, Stegosaurus, T-Rex, Triceratops, Velociraptor

Write the Room: Exploring Dinosaurs Activity:
*Student activity page for writing the names of the following photographs: herbivore, carnivore, skull, skeleton, horn, tools, paleontologist, dig site, fossil, and museum
*Labeled pictures to tape around the room

Write the Room: Dinosaurs Activity:
*Student activity page for writing the names of the following photographs: Iguanodon, Triceratops, Ankylosaurus, Apatosaurus, Stegosaurus, T-Rex, Pterodactyl, Brachiosaurus, Velociraptor, and Dilophosaurus
*Labeled pictures to tape around the room
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