Dinosaur Text Set Kirstin Crumrine

Rationale: This text set is intended for first grade students. Dinosaurs are a topic that most young students are really interested in. This allows for students to learn about dinosaurs as well as understand that history is something that existed before we did. Dinosaurs also sparks students interests in science. Dinosaurs are an engaging topic for young students to interest them in an assortment of other topics.

Title: Dinosaur Dig- Berenstain Bears

Author: Jan and Mike Berenstain

Illustrator: Jan Berenstain

Publisher: Harper Festival

ISBN: 9780062075482

Number of Pages: 24

Genre: Fiction

Summary: Brother and Sister discover an interest in dinosaurs after reading a book at the library, Mama and Papa bear decide to take them to a museum. The Bear family gets to see a real dinosaur being dug and they learn the differences between many dinosaur types.

Standard: RL.1.3 – Describe character, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

Objective: Students will be able to describe major events in the story using key details.

Reading First Component: Comprehension

Language Arts Area: Reading

Students are able to use their reading and comprehension skills to explore different types of dinosaurs and see how dinosaurs were discovered.

Additional Resources: Check out this video to see reading of this book about dinosaurs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSzxovZXzPU

Title: Too Many Dinosaurs

Author: Mercer Mayer

ISBN: 9780823423163

Number of Pages: 40

Genre: Fiction

Summary: After a little boy asked his mom for a puppy with no success, he has to find something to do. On his adventure, he discovers a dinosaur egg. After the egg hatches, the dinosaur, along with his friends, are scaring the town and the boy must find a way to get rid of them.

Standard: RL.1.3 – Describe character, settings, and major events in a story, using key details

Objective: Students will be able to identify the main events of the story.

Reading First Component: Fluency

Language Arts Area: Reading

This is a great book for young students to read. This book has a creative fiction plot that will support students to build their fluency skills.

Additional Resources: Check out this reading to help support students as they read through this book. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO7YviQ2ilM

Title: How Does a Dinosaur Go to School?

Author: Jane Yolen

Illustrator: Mark Teague

ISBN: 9780007258178

Number of pages: 31

Genre: Fiction

Summary: A giant dinosaur adventures to his first day of school. He has to figure out how to ride the bus, sit and behave in class, and be nice to his friends. The teacher and his classmates realize that even a dinosaur can be a great student.

Standard: RL.1.3 – Describe character, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

Objective: Students will be able to identify the main events of the story.

Reading First Component: Comprehension

Language Arts Area: Listening

This is a great book for first grade students just entering school. Students can listen to the story and comprehend how the dinosaur acts in school and how it compares to how they are suppose to behave. It is a great way for teachers to show her students how they are suppose to act in school.

Additional Resource: This is a great lesson plan to go with this fun book!https://www.lessonplanet.com/search?keywords=how+do+dinosaurs+go+to+school

Title: Dinosaurs!

Author: Twin Sisters

ISBN: 1575830167

Number of pages: 27

Genre: Non- Fiction

Summary: Informational read about the different dinosaurs that roamed the earth, the food that they ate, and how big they are. The book is filled with rich dinosaur vocabulary and is very informational about how dinosaurs were discovered.

Standard: Rl.1.10 - With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.

Objective: Students will be able to read and understand informational texts.

Reading First Component: Vocabulary

Language Arts Area: Reading

This is a great informational texts for students to read to gain skills in vocabulary and comprehension while reading an informational text over an interesting subject.

Additional Resources: Check out this website, to test your students on their dinosaur vocabulary. http://www.prekinders.com/dinosaur-picture-word-cards/

Title: Triceratops, North American Dinosaurs

Author: Marybeth Lorbiecki

ISBN: 1604729961

Number of Pages: 24

Genre: Non- Fiction

Summary: This is a great read about Triceratops. It's very informational with great illustrations to help readers digest information about triceratops. This books covers topics from how they hatch, how they hunt, what they look like, and where they live. Dinosaurs even has a glossary for students to explore.

Standard: Rl.1.10 - With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.

Objective: Students will be able to read and understand informational texts.

Reading First Component: Comprehension

Language Arts Area: Listening/ Viewing

This is a great non-fiction text for students to read with a parent or a teacher. It's a difficult read with lots of great information for students to listen to and comprehend. It's also a good book for students to practice the use of a glossary which is included in the back.

Additional Resources: This is a great resource to show students, if they want more information on triceratops. http://islanublar.jurassicworld.com/dinosaurs/triceratops/

Title: Dinosaurs

Author: Megan Cooley Peterson

ISBN: 1515727165

Number of Pages: 32

Genre: Non-Fiction

Summary: Dinosaurs is an informational text comparing and contrasting dinosaurs. This book compares dinosaurs that existed at different times and compares dinosaurs to animals that we see everyday. It shows what dinosaurs were doing when they were roaming earth.

Standard: Rl.1.10 - With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.

Objective: Students will be able to read and understand informational texts.

Reading First Component: Fluency

Language Arts Area: Reading

This is a great informational book for readers that need more practice on their fluency. The text is easy to read and understand. Students can read this book on their own and become more familiar with dinosaurs and how they compare to other animals.

Additional Resources: This is a great website full of fun lesson plans for students to compare and contrast dinosaurs. http://www.amnh.org/explore/curriculum-collections/dinosaurs-activities-and-lesson-plans/

Title: Dinosaurs

Author: Andrew Mcmeel

ISBN: 9781449460563

Number of pages: 12

Genre: Visual

Summary: This is a colorful and visual book about different kinds of dinosaurs and what they do while roaming the land. This book has a variety of dinosaurs and characteristic about them each and what they did many years ago.

Standard: RI.1.7 – Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.

Objective: Students will be able to use illustrations to describe the key ideas in a text.

Reading First Component: Phonics

Language Arts Area: Visually Representing

This is a great book to use for english language learners. Students can use the phonics skills that they know to put together the small amounts of text, and also use the great pictures for visual cues to give them a better understanding of what is going on.

Additional Resource: This is a great lesson to try out to see what your students have learned about the dinosaurs they are reading about. https://www.kidssoup.com/activity/preschool-dinosaur-crafts-activities-and-printables

Title: National Geographic Readers: Dinosaurs

Author: Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

ISBN: 1426307756

Number of Pages: 32

Genre: Visual

Summary: This is a visual book showing all of the different kinds of dinosaurs that can be seen in the mueseum. Some dinosaurs big and some small, some just pictures, and also bones that scientists have discovered through the years. It's a great representation of what dinosaurs were like when they were little and how there lives changes as they grow.

Standard: RI.1.7 – Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.

Objective: Students will be able to use illustrations to describe the key ideas in a text.

Reading First Component: Fluency

Language Arts Area: Visually Representing

This is a great informational book with really descriptive visuals for students to see what they can learn about dinosaurs in a museum. Students can get a good idea of what is happening on each page with the real life photographs that they have added to this text. These visuals are a great tool to use to assist them with their reading.

Additional Resources: Check out this link to learn more about the book. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9l4aSrV3r5M

Title: Dinosaurs From Head to Tail

Author: Stacey Roderick

Illustrator: Kwanchai Moriya

ISBN: 1771380446

Number of Pages: 36

Genre: Visual

Summary: This is a great book to test students knowledge on dinosaurs. This book gives hints of what the dinosaurs look like, with one page of illustrations and the following tells the students what the dinosaur is and how the dinosaur compares to others in its family.

Standard: RI.1.7 – Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.

Objective: Students will be able to use illustrations to describe the key ideas in a text.

Reading First Component: Fluency

Language Arts Area: Visually Representing

Dinosaurs From Head to Tail is a great book for students to utilize their visual skills learning about the different types of dinosaurs. The book works in a flash card form with a picture of the dinosaur on one page and information on the following. This is a great way to teach students how to study material as well as have them comprehend what they are learning about dinosaurs.

Additional Resources: This is a great site to show your students if they are interested in creating flash cards with the dinosaur information. https://www.studyblue.com/hello/

Alternative

Title: Learning Dinosaurs for Kids Educational - Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor, Triceratops

Publisher: Organic Education

Link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ppPe-qQIKAo

Genre: Visual, video

Summary: This video covers many different kinds of dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor, Triceratops. During this video students learn what they eat, how big they are, and interesting characteristics about each one of them.

Standard: SL.1.4 – Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.

Objective: Students will be able to describe things using detail.

Reading First Component: Vocabulary

Language Arts Area: Viewing

This is a great video to watch for students to learn the differences between dinosaurs. Students are able to see the similarites and differences that characterize each of them.

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