The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins: A Nonfiction Book Study Unit

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The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins: A Nonfiction Book Study Unit is designed for teachers of students in grades 4-6 reading this fascinating book written by Barbara Kerley and illustrated by Brian Selznick (Scholastic Press, 2001). It is an interesting blend of art and science. Although it is a picture book, The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins will grab the attention of students and give them insight into the world of science over a hundred and fifty years ago.

This book study unit includes:

*Teacher’s Page contains a synopsis, a list of objectives, descriptions of each item in the unit and a list of related online resources.

*The Oral Reading and Discussion Guide has questions and vocabulary for each section of the book.

*25-word Glossary has definitions of the words as used in the book.

*Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle matches words with definitions from the glossary. Answer key is included.

*Vocabulary Worksheet uses the glossary words in sentence context. Answer key is included.

*Vocabulary Test with twelve questions matching words and definitions and thirteen questions using the words in sentence context. Answer key is included.

*Questions for Independent Readers which is a list of the questions in the Oral Reading and Discussion Guide formatted for the students’ independent use. Answer key is included.

*Find the Details is a list of twenty detail questions based on the book. Answer key is included.

*A Sequencing activity with five sets of four events each. Answer key is included.

*An acrostic puzzle reviewing facts from the book. Answer key is included.

*Dinosaurs Then and Now, a graphic organizer observing differences and similarities in the drawings of early dinosaur illustrations and how dinosaurs are drawn today.

*Comprehension Test with fourteen multiple-choice questions, four short answer questions, two sequencing questions, and five matching questions. Answer key is included.

Download the PREVIEW to see sample pages from the unit!
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Teaching Duration
1 Week

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The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins:  A Nonfiction Book St
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The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins:  A Nonfiction Book St
The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins:  A Nonfiction Book St