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Teacher Background Information
Lesson Focus
Objective Grid
Lesson 1: Long Ago
Lesson 2: Extinction
Lesson 3: Fossils
Lesson 4: Types of Dinosaurs
Lesson 5: Meat and Plant Eaters
Lesson 6: The Dinosaur's Life Cycle
Lesson 7: Nature and Change
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Dinosaurs - Objective Grid

Objectives Lesson #
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Mathematics Objectives
1. classify objects on the basis of one variable and summarize information on a graph o o o o o o  
2. sequence sets of objects from smallest to largest and vice versa o o o o o o o
3. count from one to as many as she/he can     o o o o  
4. measure objects using non-standards units o   o o o    
5. arrange pictures to show the relative size of a human, a two-story house, and a dinosaur             o
6. associate a numeral with "how many" o     o o    
7. use geometric shapes to form new shapes o     o   o  
8. explore concepts of time o            
9. explore addition and subtraction using counters o o o   o o o
10. draw and use concept webs o           o
11. explore large numbers o o         o
12. make inferences from information         o o o

Science Objectives
1. say that fossils are evidence that dinosaurs, and other plant and animal life existed on earth many years ago, even though we cannot see them today o   o o      
2. list at least three conditions that will cause a species to become extinct   o       o o
3. describe dinosaurs as giant lizards and classify them as either plant eaters or meat eaters       o o    
4. say that dinosaurs hatched from eggs and had a life cycle           o  
5. draw, in sequence, the life cycle of a dinosaur and of a reptile           o o
6. say that dinosaurs' bones and other objects (fossils) are found buried in the earth o o o        
7. list at least three characteristics of a reptile     o o o o  
8. list dinosaur weapons and describe how dinosaurs defended themselves         o o  
9. describe how nature changes in at least two ways and at least tow ways in which nature remains the same o           o
10. state beliefs based on observations and "evidence"   o o o     o
11. describe tools used to make observations     o       o

Language Objectives
1. acquire English sounds and intonation patterns o o o o o o o
2. develop and share ideas by engaging in conversation o o o o o o o
3. participate in role playing and choral speaking o o o o o o o
4. develop and use appropriate, relevant vocabulary o o o o o o o
5. demonstrate emerging writing by keeping a journal o o o o o o o
6. make inferences by predicting story outcomes o o o o o o o
7. demonstrate independent writing and dictation o o o o o o o

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