Dinosaurs

Our Dinosaurs lesson plan teaches students information about dinosaurs, including when and where dinosaurs lived, and common characteristics of dinosaurs. Students also learn to identify several types of dinosaurs.

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Our Dinosaurs lesson plan includes a variety of general information, including when and where dinosaurs lived, and other common characteristics of dinosaurs. Types of dinosaurs are also explored, with some facts about specific dinosaurs. During this lesson, students are asked to work with a partner to create a “new” dinosaur which has characteristics of other dinosaurs but also some new characteristics; students are then asked to justify their choices (for example, answering why it needs a long vs short neck or what kind of food it eats) and present their finished dinosaur to the class, strengthening their presentation skills. Students are also asked to match facts to the dinosaur it matches.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define dinosaur, summarize characteristics of dinosaurs, identify several kinds of dinosaurs, and tell when/where they lived.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.4

 

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subject

Science, Video

grade-level

1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

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    11/18/2021
    Anonymous
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Dinosaurs

    This provided a great resource for my class to learn about dinosaurs during lockdown learning. I'm sure it would have been even better in an actual classroom.

    AW
    08/04/2021
    Anne W.
    NZ NZ

    Awesome!

    Very helpful, thank you!

    LK
    07/29/2021
    Larissa K.
    US US

    Great lesson plan

    Great lesson plan Activities are well done but lack differentiation for LD and ELL students.

    PW
    04/27/2021
    Peter W.
    US US

    Dinosaurs lesson plan is excellent!

    I'm volunteering in a mentoring program for elementary school students. Last week we used the Dinosaurs lesson plan and it was excellent! Thanks Clarendon Learning!

    KJ
    03/21/2021
    Kimberly J.
    US US

    Impressed with learning materials

    Excellent learning materials. Highly recommend. This was my first time using Clarendon. Thank you so much for providing these materials!