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“We Don’t Eat Our Classmates” by Ryan T Higgins (book not included) is a story about Penelope, a dinosaur, and her first day of school. Unfortunately, she finds her classmates delicious and has difficulty making friends. She tries to become friends with the fish in the classroom, but he finds her delicious.
Contents and Directions:
Page 1 – Cover Page
Page 2 – Contents and Directions
Page 3 – Sequence Cards
Page 4 – Comprehension Questions
Page 5 – Yes/No Questions
Page 6-10 – Unlock the Locker – Categories – Students choose a category and if they are able to name 3 items in that category, they can mark it with a lock. The first to fill all their categories is the winner.
Page 11-12 – Describing dinosaurs
Page 13 – Venn Diagram – comparing children and dinosaurs
Page 14 – Interactive Notebook page – beginning, middle, end
Page 15-17 – Dino-mite dinosaurs – antonyms, synonyms, multiple-meaning words – student choose a question on their sheet, give the answer, and mark with chips/play dough
Page 18 – 10 part counting puzzle – print enough for your largest group, cut apart.
Page 19 – Nonfiction passage – dinosaurs
Page 20-21 – In the cave – spatial concepts – students use in sentence. If they get a cave with a dinosaur, they put one card back. The student with the most cards at the end is the winner.
Page 22-23 – Describing Wheels
Page 24 – Back Cover/Credits