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Table of Contents
Lesson Overview
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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Spanish Language Translations

Dinosaurs - Lesson Overview

On this page
- Prior Knowledge
- Mathematics, Science, and Language Objectives
- Vocabulary
- Concept Web

Prior Knowledge

The student has
  1. counted from one to 10
  2. measured using string or ruler
  3. sorted and sequenced by size
  4. participated in whole group discussion/activities
  5. become familiar with conventional print.

Mathematics, Science and Language Objectives

Mathematics
The student will
  1. classify objects on the basis of one variable and summarize information on a graph
  2. sequence sets of objects from smallest to largest and vice versa
  3. count from one to as many as she/he can
  4. measure objects using non-standard units
  5. arrange pictures to show the relative size of a human, a two-story house, and a dinosaur
  6. associate a numeral with "how many" in a given set including zero
  7. use geometric shapes to form new shapes
  8. explore concepts of time
  9. explore addition and subtraction using counters.
Science
The student will
  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
  2. list at least three conditions that will cause a species to become extinct
  3. describe dinosaurs as giant lizards and classify them as either plant eaters or meat eaters
  4. say that dinosaurs hatched from eggs and had a life cycle
  5. draw, in sequence, the life cycle of a dinosaur and of a reptile
  6. say that dinosaurs' bones and other objects (fossils) are found buried in the earth
  7. list at least three characteristics of a reptile
  8. list dinosaur weapons and describe how dinosaurs defended themselves
  9. describe how nature changes in at least two ways and at least two ways in which nature remains the same.
Language
The student will
  1. acquire English sounds and intonation patterns
  2. develop and share ideas by engaging in conversation
  3. participate in role playing and choral speaking
  4. develop and use appropriate, relevant vocabulary
  5. demonstrate emerging writing by keeping a journal
  6. make inferences by predicting story outcomes
  7. demonstrate independent writing and dictation.

Vocabulary

dinosaur
dinosaurio
claws
garras
horn
cuerno
armour
blindaje
beak
pico
extinct
extinto
evidence
evidencia
life cycle
ciclo de vida
diplodocus
diplodoco
brontosaurus
brontosaurio
tyrannosaurus
tiranosaurio
specie
especie
fossil
fósil
theory
teoría
carnivore
carnívoro
erupt
hacer erupción
footprint
huella
herbivore
hervívoro
iguanodon
iguanodón
large
grande
order
poner en orden
paleontologist
paleontólogo
palm tree
palma
pteranodon
pteranodón

(technically a reptile and not a dinosaur)
reptile
reptíl
sequence
poner en suscención
skeleton
esqueleto
small
pequeño
stegosaurus
estegosauruo
triceratops
(triceratops)
volcano
volcán
baby dinosaur
dinosaurito or dinosauricillo
long ago
hace mucho tiempo, en tiempo pasado


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