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Dinosaurs - Self-Regulation, Play Plans, Purposeful Writing, Centers

Grade Levels
PreK - 3rd, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • Word Document File
5 pages
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Give students a chance to excel with lesson plans, incorporating multiple learning styles, that integrate multiple subjects (science, language arts - reading, writing, listening, speaking, art, physical education/movement) in a way that promotes engagement, student-led inquiry, self-regulation, extended learning, and self-reflection!

This document includes four (4) detailed lesson plans (with extension/connection ideas) that can be taught in 30-45 minutes and/or extend over several days, as determined by the needs of the students.

These four lessons cover the following:
- Inquiry, student-driven learning (utilizing multiple learning styles and intelligences)
- Ways to communicate (listening, reading, writing, drawing, dramatic play, and so on)
- Creating dramatic play plans and helping students learn to self-regulate and reflect during extended play
- Writing with purpose
- Reflection resulting in changes to thinking and behavior
- Engaging with fiction and nonfiction literature
- Setting up and helping students learn how to use 4 centers: 1) dramatic play, 2) listening, 3) reading, and 4) bocks/games/puzzles
- Classroom management aspects during independent centers
- Generating interest in reading and conducting research

Please note, these lessons include conducting a read-aloud of Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne and Magic Tree House Research Guide: Dinosaurs by Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne.

These activities in these lesson plans are easily differentiated and/or scaffolded. Therefore, these lessons are appropriate for early childhood (EC) through early elementary (K-3) and/or ESL/EFL/Special Needs students who are beginning readers.
Total Pages
5 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
4 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., When other kids are happy that makes me happy).


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