Did you know that over 60 new dinosaur species were discovered in the United States of America over 100 years ago. Two men raced to find the most fossils. Let your students learn more by reading this informative article, answering the text dependent questions and then building paper dinosaur fossil skeletons.
The students can choose to build up to five different dinosaurs including the T-Rex, Triceratops, Velociraptor, Liopleurodon, and the Dilophosaurus.
Everything is aligned to the following common core standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.2 Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3 Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.6 Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
For more articles and activities concerning fossils and dinosaurs try:
Dinosaur Research Project
Dinosaur Science Lesson 1
Dinosaur Science Lesson 2
Dinosaur Science Lesson 4
Created by Gwen Jones aka Curious Jones