Use these 5 informative nonfiction dinosaur articles to help your students research, take notes, and write a dinosaur report. This unit provides:
*Directions for an in class research report.
*Five informative nonfiction articles about the
Triceratops, Parasaurolophus, Protoceratops, Tyrannosaurus Rex, and the Velociraptor.
*3 Research fact sheets or note taking guides.
*Rough Draft Writing Guide
*Final Draft Sheets
*Many Compare and Contrast Two Dinosaurs - Options
*Cover Page, Title Page, Table of Contents Page, About the Author Page
*** A BONUS HOMEWORK FAMILY RESEARCH PROJECT****
This was created by Gwen Jones aka Curious Jones
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.10 By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
For more articles and activities concerning fossils and dinosaurs try:
Dinosaur Science Lesson 1
Dinosaur Science Lesson 2
Dinosaur Science Lesson 3
Dinosaur Science Lesson 4