Dinosaurs Before Dark Novel Study Unit - Magic Tree House #1

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  1. The Magic Tree House series is a favorite of students in second and third grade. This bundle contains comprehension and vocabulary resources for your novel studies, book clubs, or literature circles. Skills are aligned to Common Core standards and each book companion is structured to be taught in
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Planning a high-quality novel study can take hours of your precious time, and those long list of chapter questions often results in little-to-no skill transfer beyond the book. Now you can teach those challenging reading comprehension skills like text analysis, inference, and summary through novels without having to spend all the hours preparing for your literature circles and book clubs. Plus, you can rest assured your students are developing stronger skills in text analysis and deep thinking about literature through Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne.

This no fluff novel study format engages students, but it doesn't overwhelm your book groups/literature circles with countless chapter questions that just require them to regurgitate the text. Plus, research has shown engaging students in a series helps encourage them to read more and develop stronger reading skills.

Each day's lesson targets one key comprehension skill essential for reading success and the entire day's lesson can be just focused on building that skill. When it comes time to respond, students are asked to use critical thinking skills and combine their own thoughts and opinions with the text to go beyond just a basic understanding of the plot .

Designed to be used whole-class, small group, or as an individual book study. Each section of the no prep, foldable trifolds aligns with state and Common Core standards and is designed to engage even your most hesitant readers.

Skills addressed:

✔Main Idea

✔Responding to Literature

✔Evaluating Text

✔Analyzing Character Traits

✔Problem & Solution

And so much more!

Product Contents:

• Instructional planning guide

• 2 paper-saving novel study trifolds - up to 10 instructional days - color & blackline

• 2 weekly word of the day flip books for text-based vocabulary

• Cut & paste comprehension prompts for interactive journals

• Easy-to-follow directions for printing & prep

• Trifold Answer keys

Other titles available from the Magic Tree House series:

Magic Tree House #2: The Knight at Dawn

Magic Tree House #3: Mummies in the Morning

Magic Tree House #4: Pirates Past Noon

Magic Tree House #5: Night of the Ninjas

Magic Tree House #7: Sunset of the Sabertooth

Magic Tree House #11: Lions at Lunchtime

Magic Tree House #14: Day of the Dragon King

Magic Tree House #18: Buffalo Before Breakfast

Magic Tree House #20: Dingoes at Dinnertime

Magic Tree House #21: Civil War on Sunday

Magic Tree House #41: Moonlight on the Magic Flute

Magic Tree House #43: Leprechaun in Late Winter

Planning to use novels throughout the year? Save time and money with theBuild Your Own Trifold Novel Study Bundle! Pick 10 novel studies for one low price!


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Total Pages
32 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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